Late in July George & I had the good fortune to travel up to Weardale to attend the Weardale Mineral Show in St Johns Chapel.
We had a fantastic time and a big thumbs up must go to Enrico Rinaldi for doing all the organisation and staging of the event.
Apart from catching up on all the news in the dale, it was particularly great to see the display of fluorite specimens put on by the National Museum of Wales.
It was great to catch up with Tom Cotterell and learn about their display.
I took some photographs, sorry they were with my phone, but you will get a good idea how good their collection is.
Most of the pieces came from the Harwood and King collections and are similar in age to the Russell collection at the BMNH.
Below are 20 of the 25 or so specimens on display.