Mining UK Derbyshire / Peak District Derbyshire Blue John

Derbyshire Blue John

Derbyshire Blue John
SKU SKU14419
Weight 0.26 kg


Trevor Ford, Edited by Tony Waltham and Noel Worley, Sb, 80pp, 137 photos and 15 maps,

This book is a completely new edition, with a new publisher, of the classic and definitive book on Blue John fluorite, which Trevor Ford first published in 2000. It has been completely revised, much up-dated and somewhat expanded by Tony Waltham and Noel Worley, though Trevor sadly died during the early stages of its preparation. It covers the discovery and mining of the mineral, describes its geology with explanation of the distinctive colour, and records the past and present production of ornaments and decorative items from the mineral. The new edition continues to stand as the finest documentation of Blue John.

Foreword by the Duke of Devonshire
The special features of Blue John
The origin of the name Blue John
Caverns and mines with Blue John
Geological history of the Peak District
Mineral deposits of the Peak District
The mineral deposits of Treak Cliff
The mineralogy of Blue John
The Blue John veins
Banded fluorite similar to Blue John
Mining the Blue John
Production of decorative Blue John
Blue John not with the Romans
The discovery of Blue John
Matthew Boulton and Blue John
Blue John in fireplaces
Blue John into the 19th century
The Blue John craftsmen
Blue John at Castleton
Blue John through to the 21st century
Notable collections of Blue Joh
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