Lanarkite, Leadhillite, Pyromorphite
Susanna Mine (Glennery Scar Vein; Susanna Vein (Scar Vein); Portobello Vein; Humby Vein; Lead Vein), Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Strathclyde (Lanarkshire), Scotland, UK
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 4.5 x 3.1 cm
The historic Susanna Mine of Scotland is the Type Locality for both lanarkite and leadhillite and this old-time specimen is a superb example of both species. A deep, 2.0 x 1.8 cm vug is filled with very large parallel-growth plates of colorless to yellow-tinted lanarkite crystals to 1.1 cm. Scattered on the lanarkite and on the walls of the vug are tiny, colorless leadhillite prisms to 2 mm. The matrix is very noteworthy, being a combination of multiple varieties of pyromorphite, from gemmy, dark green to lighter green, massive galena - and possibly other rarities such as anglesite. Lanarkite and leadhillite were both discovered in 1832 and this outstanding, rich, old-time piece certainly dates to that era as it's been in a garage for 40 years now (during some recent recovery exploration here). Ex. Dennis Mullane Collection and accompanied by an old Burminco label from the 1950s or 1960s.