Cabinet, 14.0 x 7.5 x 6.0 cm
Roughton Gill Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
This important specimen graces the cover of the MATRIX issue devoted to recounting the history of famous mineral dealer Bryce Wright, one of the most noted suppliers of the British Museum and of private collectors of the early to mid 1800s. It is also featured in a fullpage photograph in MINERALS OF THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT: CALDBECK FELLS, page 74: "One of the finest known...collected circa 1840-1850." It is notable not only for the size, but for the quality, luster, and rich color of the crystals. The piece is nearly pristine, and it is complete all around all edges and periphery. I am told by the curator at the BMNH and multiple mineral dealers well acquainted with the collections in England, that this is certainly the finest known surviving pyromorphite form this important locality. Wally Mann collection. 14 x 7.5 x 6 cm