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

Phosgenite on Galena on Baryte

$3,500.00   €3,431  £2,920.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC17771
A superb and rare specimen of the lead chlorocarbonate, Phosgenite, from Wirksworth near Cromford, Derbyshire.  The accompanying, highly detailed label, quite correctly, attributes the specimen to Bage mine, this locality being written in square brackets on the previous collector’s label.  A slab of Baryte, termed ‘Cawk’ by Derbyshire miners, and Galena veinstone matrix has its upper surface covered with naturally etched, rough octahedral Galena crystals, partly pseudomorphed by granular Cerussite.  There are also sharp pseudomorphs of Galena after dagger-shaped crystals of Anglesite and muddy pale green cellular Pyromorphite.  In the centre of the specimen is a large, transparent and quite gemmy, lustrous crystal of tabular Phosgenite measuring to 1.7 cm.  Amongst the three older labels that accompany this specimen is a Kristalle of Laguna Beach, California, displaying a Union Flag of the United Kingdom printed in full colour, a design from Kristalle completely new to me.  Not many Phosgenite specimens come on to the market from this very old and classic Derbyshire location.


8.0 × 7.0 × 3.5 cm
Fluorite and Halides
Bage Mine, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

Related Mineral Specimens

 Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy
The Phosgenite occurrence at the Monteponi mine at Iglesias on the Italian island of Sardinia is...
Phosgenite on Galena
 Monteponi Mine, Monteponi, Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy, Europe
The lead chloro-carbonate, Phosgenite, is a firm favourite among mineral collectors and the...
 Wheal Penrose, Porthleven, Cornwall, England, Europe
Tabular crystals of Phosgenite populate a red-brown Goethite cavity atop the specimen from Wheal...
 Bage Mine, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, England, Europe
A very pleasing specimen of intergrown scalenohedral multi-terminated crystals of Calcite from...