Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK
Small Cabinet, 9.5 x 7.3 x 5.5 cm
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
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The Cumbria area of England has produced some of the UK's finest Pyromorphites over the years (although many were mislabelled as green mimetites in some collections and dealer stocks). And while Roughton Gill is the best known locality there, other mines have produced notable lead-suite minerals, including Pyromorphite. This very large, small-cabinet specimen is outstanding. The Pyromorphite richly covers much of the matrix, and it grows in both small botryoids and small crystals. The microcrystalline botryoids and the crystals average around 1-2 mm, with many larger and many smaller. Pretty in and of itself, the fact that there is so little variation in the coloration is unusual for a large Pyro. Such uniformity adds a quality and beauty that is so easy on the eyes. The documentation with the collection (a simple list by hand) listed this piece as coming from a small location in Alston Moor that cannot be found on MINDAT, so to be safe I simply listed the locality as The Caldbeck Fells area in Cumbria, which would be inclusive of the likely origin of the Dry Gill or Roughton Gill Mines, for sure. The color and richness of this specimen create an excellent aesthetic that wholly reflects the quality of this choice English Pyromorphite.