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Pyromorphite

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Pyromorphite

Former collection Tye (UK)
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Description
Locality: 
Driggith Mine, Caldbeck, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 4.8 × 2.9 cm
Description

Rich specimen of apple green pyromorphite fully covering a gossan matrix. Pyromorphite is given by myriads of mm sized curved crystals which have covered the entire specimen, making it almost a floater. Good lustre, great crystal shape.
Very rich. Former collection Peter Tye (UK).

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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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