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Crystal Twins and the Northern English Mines

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Ru Smith has uploaded:
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My main mineralogical interests are:

1) the minerals of northern England, in part due to a family connection with the Westgarth Forsters (Westgarth the elder was my great-great-great-great grandfather), and

2) the phenomenon of crystal twinning (http://www.pbase.com/hajar/crystal_twins)

The story behind the Northern England collection can be found here: http://www.pbase.com/hajar/british_minerals

A blog on Westgarth Forster and the northern England minerals can be found here: http://westgarthforster.blogspot.com/?view=magazine

I would highlight the stories on the 1818 green fluorites from Middlehope Shields (http://westgarthforster.blogspot.com/2014/11/glorious-green-fluorite-from-middlehope.html?view=magazine ); the 1888 find of Egremont calcite twins (http://westgarthforster.blogspot.com/2014/11/classic-cumbrian-calcite-twins.html?view=magazine ); and the Allenheads fluorites (http://westgarthforster.blogspot.com/2014/11/westgarth-forster-and-allenheads-mine.html?view=magazine)

 

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