• Phosgenite
  • Phosgenite
  • Phosgenite


$2,500.00   €2,153  £1,960.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC16877
An old time specimen of beautifully crystallised Phosgenite (lead chlorocarbonate) from its type locality at Bage mine, Cromford, Derbyshire, England.  When first discovered the species was known as ‘Cromfordite’ for the first few years.  This thumbnail specimen has a 10 x 8 x 6 mm, almost perfect tetragonal Phosgenite crystal attached to a small matrix of massive Galena and probable Baryte.  The crystal is translucent light grey with a dark grey, almost black film coating its the top face and two ends; the long side prism faces are uncoated.  Due to its age, probably collected around 1850, there are two slight scratch marks on the crystal’s upper prism face.  Two old labels are glued beneath the matrix, one numbered ‘17’ and the other, its original price of $2.  Those were the days!  This charming specimen comes in an original square, rather worn black box with intact glass lid and two Harvard University Mineralogical Museum collection labels, both numbered 84477.


2.5 × 1.8 × 1.3 cm
Bage Mine, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

Related Mineral Specimens

Anglesite with Galena
 Bage Mine, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, England, Europe
A rich specimen of blocky Anglesite crystals covering the top of a tarnished Galena matrix from Bage...
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia
A rare specimen of Phosgenite from the Tsumeb mine, Namibia. The specimen displaying a fine lustre...
 Bage Mine, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, England, Europe
A very pleasing specimen of intergrown scalenohedral multi-terminated crystals of Calcite from...
 Monteponi Mine, Monteponi, Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy, Europe
A gemmy-translucent pink tinged double crystal of Phosgenite from the Italian classic Monteponi...