John Lawson – Guest Blog

I am pleased to introduce the first, of hopefully many, guest blogs by Mr John Lawson. John has played a significant role in the British and Irish mineral collecting fraternity for the last 50 years and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon! Along with his son Robert they run the successful Moorland Minerals business.

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New Mexican Mimetite

Also newly arrived are a lovely selection of mimetite crystal specimens from the famous Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mexico. The specimens were collected in January this year and display a brilliant range of colours, crystal habits and mineral associations including wulfenite, arsendiscloizite & cryptomelane. Unusually, some of the creamy yellow mimetite crystals also display a pale orange

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Weardale Crackers!

I have just taken delivery of a selection of delightful miniature sized fluorite specimens from the Newlandside Quarry, a classic English fluorite locality in the famous Weardale area of County Durham. The specimens display an interesting diversity of colours from light green through violets to almost dark brown. Penetration twinned crystals are common and the specimens

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