Fluorite from the Rogerley Mine, Weardale, Northern England.
From the Jewel Box Pocket, 2008.
The Rogerley Mine is located in the historic Weardale mining District of Northern England. First discovered by Lindsay Greenbank and Mike Sutcliffe in the early 1970's, it is to date, the only mine in all of Britian to be worked on a commercial scale solely for the recovery of crystallized mineral specimens. Since the summer of 1999, UK Mining Ventures has operated the Rogerley Mine on a seasonal basis, producing many fine, well crystallized specimens of green fluorite.
If you are interested in learning more about the Rogerley Mine, the history and geology of the Weardale area, or obtaining specimens from the mine, please check out the rest of this site.
Wild orchids blooming in the quarry near the mine, June 2014.
Live and Direct from Weardale - the 2014 daily reports: What's New?
New Fluorite specimens posted: Worldwide on March 31, 2014.
New Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite: Worldwide on Feb. 28, 2014.
New Rogerley specimens posted to the Retail Page on Feb. 21, 2014.
New flats posted to the Wholesale Page on December 7, 2013.
Summer 2012 - the story of The Weardale Giant
Rogerley Mine featured in the number 2 issue of Minerals magazine.
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