British Classic Mineral Specimens

First cavity of the year - washing out...

Adam Pacey - researcher at the Natural History Museum takes control of the pressure washer to help open up a cavity containing huge clusters of purple fluorite crystals. Adam is rendered almost speechless at the size of the cavity and associations - huge galena crystals abound. With me is Sam Capstick, on only his second underground trip, and again rendered almost speechless at what he is seeing. It is a privilege to see this sort of thing, and I can't think of a nicer couple of guys to be enjoying it with. Adam is doing research at the Natural History Museum in London, and Sam is just finishing his Geology degree. Hopefully we can now start to understand more about the genesis of some of these orebodies.


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