Fluorite from the Rogerley Mine, Weardale, Northern England.
From the Blue Bell Pocket, June 2009.
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.
Spring sunrise with rainbow over the upper dale.
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New Rogerley specimens posted to the Retail Page on March 5, 2013.
New flats posted to the Wholesale Page on Dec. 10, 2012.
New specimens posted to the Worldwide Fluorite Page on April 12, 2013.
Summer 2012 - the story of The Weardale Giant
Rogerley Mine featured in the number 2 issue of Minerals magazine.
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All text and photographs copyright, 2011, by Jesse Fisher, unless otherwise noted. Contact: jfish@UKMiningVentures.com