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Shelling out for rare Castleton eggs

Elisabeth Turner of Treak Cliff Cavern with a Blue John egg

Elisabeth Turner of Treak Cliff Cavern with a Blue John egg

Castleton’s Treak Cliff Cavern has reported a rise in sales of Blue John stone eggs in time for Easter.

Once an indispensable part of a Victorian lady’s personal possessions, eggs made of the rare mineral such are seeing a revival as collector’s items.

Vicky Turner, owner of the show cave, one of only two working Blue John mines in the world said: “The eggs are about the size of a real egg and retail at about £130. We have recently had orders from as far afield as Italy.”

 

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