Lanarkite (Fluorescent)
Wanlockhead, Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
Miniature, 4.5 x 3.0 x 2.6 cm
Ex. Giancarlo Fioravanti
A display-quality, superb Lanarkite specimen that is remarkable for its exceptional crystals and fine provenance. This large cluster has Lanarkite crystals up to 1.5 cm, and this location is very near the Type Locality (it is in the same district, anyhow). The Lanarkites are prismatic and sharp, and they fluoresce a greenish-yellow. This specimen is a MAJOR classic rarity of the early to mid 1800s from this important early industrial revolution mining area, and seldom seen in this quality even in the most major Museum collections. The piece was in the Lanfine collection and then the Hunterian Museum collection before ending up in Italy in 1977, by exchange to Fioravanti. This miniature is worthy of any collection.