• Phosgenite on Galena and Baryte
  • Phosgenite on Galena and Baryte
  • Phosgenite on Galena and Baryte
  • Phosgenite on Galena and Baryte
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Phosgenite on Galena and Baryte

ID: CC16884
A great example of the rare lead chloro-carbonate Phosgenite from the famous Bage mine at Cromford in Derbyshire, England.  Two glassy crystals are perched on the edge of a massive Galena vein with creamy-buff Baryte on opposite sides.  The main Phosgenite crystal measures approximately 1.0 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm and although incomplete, shows many well-developed faces.  Sometimes these specimens were faked in Victorian times when crystals were glued to the appropriate matrix, but this is clearly genuine due to the complex growth between the Phosgenite crystals and the Galena.  Bage mine is the type locality of Phosgenite and for a while was called Cromfordite.  Phosgenite from Bage mine is held in high esteem by collectors of British minerals.  This specimen is a fine example and will make an excellent addition to any British collection.

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Dimensions
7.2 × 5.0 × 3.5 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Fluorite and Halides
Locality
Bage Mine, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Baryte, Galena, Phosgenite

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