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Washing out huge fluorite specimens with Adam Pacey, part of the Natural History Museum crew..

More huge fluorite specimens emerge from the mud in Greenlaws mine.

Washing out huge fluorite specimens with Adam Pacey, part of the Natural History Museum crew..

Adam is currently working on mineralogical studies of the cavities, and examining structural controls which may help better understanding of how Weardale gained it's fluorite orebodies.  It is a complex structural picture, and these clay filled holes are helping us to look at fluid flows within the system.

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Invitation to open days

If you would like to drop into Campylite HQ, please drop us an email. We are currently sorting out the collection, and have available a considerable number of duplicate...

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Welcome to the new site!

Finally we've finished work on the site - so here is the nice, shiny new Campylite.com. I'll start uploading photos and minerals over time, so keep an eye out for some...

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Munich Show 2023

We were finally able to attend Munich again, after an absence of several years due to Covid. We were asked to be part of the Special Exhibition, in which famous mineral...

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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....

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Opening up the mine - first cavity of 2016

First video of the weekend - cleaning out a large cavity with Adam Pacey, who is undertaking research at the Natural History Museum in London. Its a privilege to have such...

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Greenlaws Collapse Cavities

This is the best photo I've seen to date of one of these huge Greenlaws 'collapse' cavities. Taken by Adam Pacey at the weekend, it shows a partly washed out cavity, with...

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