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Bakewell Mineral Show 2019

Last Updated: 14th Oct 2019

By Jolyon Ralph

This is a LIVE report, keep this page loaded for live updates - new images will appear as they are added.

I'm currently on the way up the hill to the Bakewell Show, first time I've visited in a few years.

Arrived at Lady Manners School

Crystal Classics in the first hall.


Manganoan Vesuvianite in massive grossular from the Lizard, Cornwall. A new gem material from Cornwall. Ed Loyzarde pieces.

Classic chalcedony from Trevaskis Mine, Cornwall. Mike Merry piece

Tsumeb azurite for Β£6? Bargain of the century. Now mine. AndyItec minerals

The main hall.

Richard Tayler has a new find he collected of vivianite on fossil wood from Whale Chine, Isle of Wight.

Microscopes and an induction coil. Don Edwards

Old Italian tridymite specimen. Don Edwards

Irish Wavellite, Stephen Moreton specimens. From Doon East, Ballybunnion.

Rauenthalite. Stephen Moreton

Excellent sapphire with mullite etc, Isle of Mull. Moorland Minerals specimen.

Chocolate fossils!

Time Bites. These are hazel ammonite flavour.

Blue John

Week Mine rhodonite slab. Ralph Sutcliffe specimen.

No shortage of northern England minerals here! George and Matthew Wilson

And now it's time to say goodbye to Bakewell and I'm off to explore the beautiful Peak District. Next report at Munich!

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Discuss this Article

12th Oct 2019 23:32 UTCPaul Brandes Manager

Great report. Appears to be a small show...
Question: why does it show when a photo is added "Posted NaN minutes ago"?

13th Oct 2019 09:08 UTCDavid Von Bargen Manager

That's a known bug.

13th Oct 2019 19:41 UTCJolyon Ralph Founder

On my list to fix.Β 

13th Oct 2019 20:11 UTCPaul Brandes Manager

Figured it was, but couldn't remember if we had discussed this last month or not.

13th Oct 2019 21:41 UTCJolyon Ralph Founder

Hopefully now fixed

13th Oct 2019 22:07 UTCPaul Brandes Manager

Yes, seems to be working for all of the show reports now.

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