• Pyromorphite
  • Pyromorphite


$400.00   €373  £310.00 approx.  

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ID: CC19670
A somewhat enigmatic specimen of Pyromorphite crystals on limonite coating Baryte, allegedly from the Margnac mine at Compreignac in the Haute-Vienne Department of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. I use the term allegedly because I can find no written evidence that Pyromorphite is found at this mine or in its vicinity, but its accompanying German label categorially states this. I would have said it is from Les Farges, but possibly someone reading this can contribute some expert advice on this. It is a lovely specimen, just within the bounds of a miniature, with dozens of limey oil green acicular Pyromorphite crystals averaging 2 o 3 mm long. They have a tapering hexagonal cross-section, narrowing towards their terminations which may be flat pinacoids or spire-like spikes. A terrific Pyromorphite with a locality in want of confirmation or correction by one of our knowledgeable readers.


5.5 × 6.8 × 2.7 cm
Fluorite and Halides, Latest Additions, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Margnac Mine, Compreignac, Haute-Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

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