Hagdale Quarry, Unst, Shetland Isles, Scotland


The Shetland Isles has an unusual geology, producing mineral species that our rare in the rest of the British Isles. Hagdale quarry was worked for Chromite in the 19th century but the quarry (nearby the later serpentine workings) has now been filled in. This specimen from Hagdale shows a rich 28mm wide vein of dark coarsely crystallised chromite.

Formula: Fe2+Cr2O4

Status: Sold

Dimensions: 70x45x37mm

Size: Small Cabinet (S)

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