Calcite from Goose Green Mine, Cumbria, UK

Specimen pieces of Calcite from Goose Green Mine, Frizington, Cumbria, part of the West Cumberland Iron Field.


Bulk buys – discounts applied at cart/checkout.

Buy 5 or more: 5% off ● Buy 10 or more: 10% off ● Buy 20 or more: 20% off

Calcite from Goose Green Mine, Cumbria, UK

Specimen pieces of Calcite from Goose Green Mine, Frizington, Cumbria, part of the West Cumberland Iron Field.

These specimens were collected in 1978 by Roy Starkey, a prominent British mineralogist, and come with his identification label.

The label is in reasonable condition but I've encased it in clear plastic for its protection - can be removed from this easy enough.

There isn't too much information readily available on the Goose Green Mine, only that mining began in 1855 and may have ceased in 1892. It was briefly worked again from 1910-1913.


Our current stock includes:

  • #1 - 67.5x51.9x50.4MM - a reasonably plain specimen on the surface, but with a fantastic pink glow under 365nm UV light.
  • #2 - 32x29.4x14.8MM - a very aesthetic piece in my opinion. Dark red Calcite crystals coat one side of a Quartz matrix; the crystals are heavily stained with Iron oxides. Under magnification the calcite appears to be rather stepped.
  • #3 - 86x68.8x31.5MM - white Calcite crystals sit atop a bed of iron-stained red crystals. Minimal UV response on the white crystals.
  • #4 - 95.2x66x27.6MM - white crystals on an iron stained matrix, with a mild pink UV response under 365nm.

Frequently asked questions and delivery information

How do we grade stones?

There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.


How does our ordering and delivery process work?

You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.

I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.


How do international orders work?

After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.


I’d like to return my order for a refund.

No problem at all – just get in touch and we’ll arrange it. You can read our full returns policy here.


What payment methods do you accept?

I can accept Paypal, Stripe, cheque, and direct bank transfers. Paypal and Stripe will both allow you to pay with credit and debit cards.



There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Calcite from Goose Green Mine, Cumbria, UK”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You can get in touch via our contact page with any questions. 🙂

For a quick response try our email address, [email protected] – we try to respond within 24 hours.