Pyromorphite (rare locale)
Wheal Rose, Sithney, Cornwall, England, UK
ex. Sir Arthur Russell, Simon Lawrence, Nick Carruth, Baroness Burdette-Coutts
Small Cabinet, 7.7 x 5.5 x 3.2 cm
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A historically important specimen, this pyromorphite from a lesser-known Cornwall mine consists of a sparking green druse mostly emplaced on a knob of matrix. Cornish pyromorphite is rare! A long history from the early 1800s: Ex. J. Lavin (major dealer of Penzance), Baroness Burdett- Coutts (noblewoman French collector), Sir Arthur Russell (member of the British nobility and MP), C. G. Bailey, and Nick Carruth collections, then sold in the Carruth Cornwall suite in 2014.