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Pyromorphite

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Pyromorphite

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Locality: 
Driggith Mine, Caldbeck, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 5 × 3.5 cm
Description

A good coverage of lustrous barrel crystals of green pyromorphite on quartz matrix. This specimen was recovered from an open-cut in the 1970's. A good sized specimen from a classic English location which is sadly now out of bounds to collectors.

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Pyromorphite

Formula: 
Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Zschopau, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
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