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Quartz With Pyromorphite

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Quartz With Pyromorphite

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Description
Locality: 
Brae Fell Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 5 × 4.5 cm
Description

A very attractive specimen with green pyromorphite on top of sharp, quartz crystals which have been coated with a dark red/orange, unknown mineral. Lovely specimen from a less commonly offered Caldbeck Fells Mine. This area has been long closed to public collection. Sits nicely for display.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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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