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Pyromorphite

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Pyromorphite

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Description
Locality: 
Hard Rigg Edge, Hartside, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 10.5 × 5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.10cm
Weight: 
350.00gr
Description

Two areas of fine millimetre sized apple green pyromorphite cover an iron stained gossan matrix.

Typical for the locality, very nice crystals to be seen under magnification, also appear to be a few small galena casts formed by pyromorphite.

Matrix: 
Gossan
Condition
General: 
Good - locality specimen
Main Display: 
Excellent - some broken crystals
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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