Pyromorphite on Quartz
Bwlch-glas Mine, nr Plynlimon, Ceredigion (changed from Cardiganshire - old county name), Wales, United Kingdom
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm
Ex. Ernest Schlichter
From an obscure locality in Wales, this pyromorphite specimen features multi-hued acicular crystals to about .3 cm in length, profusely covering the matrix on both the front AND back sides. Making this piece even nicer is the cluster of quartz crystals nestled down in the central vug. Really pretty, interesting locality piece! Dealers in the late 1970's to early 80's deliberately labeled them obsurely to prevent collectors from finding the site. Unfortunately it didn't really work and as a consequence many are labeled as Plynlimon or even corrupted to Plynlimon Mine, which has no real minerals of interest.