• Pyromorphite on Quartz
  • Pyromorphite on Quartz
  • Pyromorphite on Quartz
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates

Pyromorphite on Quartz

$850.00   €781  £650.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC12185
This large cabinet specimen of siskin green Pyromorphite is from Ceulanymaesmawr in Ceredigion, mid-Wales.  This locality name may possibly sound new to you, but it is the older locality name for what we now know as Bwlch Glas mine.  The mine worked a lead-zinc deposit and was probably begun in the early 1800s although more accurate documentation does not begin until the 1880s.  This magnificent specimen comprises of a 22 x 17 cm plate of crystallised milky Quartz with delicate traces of pale orange tan iron staining.  Overgrowing this is an approximately fifty percent coverage of Pyromorphite as micro-crystals, the largest of which are only about 2 mm long.  The Pyromorphite forms a moss-like coverage and although the crystals have a glassy lustre under a lens, as a specimen they appear matt, contrasting well against the glassy lustre of the Quartz beneath.  This is a great display specimen of Pyromorphite on milky Quartz from this much admired Welsh locality.

Details

Dimensions
17.2 × 22.0 × 4.5 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Quartz and Agate
Locality
Bwlch Glas Mine, Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Ceredigion, Wales, UK

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Pyromorphite, Quartz

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