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Description
Locality: 
Seathwaite Graphite Mine, Borrowdale, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2.5 × 1 cm
Description

A good example of classic Cumbrian graphite from the historic Seathwaite deposit first mined during the Roman occupation of Britain.

These specimens are becoming increasingly hard to source. Collected in the1980's.

I always put the graphite in my mineral cupboard to use when I have a squeaky hinge. A little rub with the solid lubricant is just as effective and less messy than oil, yet never detracts from the specimens appearance.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Graphite

Formula: 
C
Strunz: 
1.CB.05a
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
1.0 - 2.0
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