Pyromorphite With Cerussite, Galena, and Leadhillite
Wanlockhead, Leadhills, Scotland, England, UK
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 6.7 x 3.2 cm
A super specimen for the locality primarily because it shows such a wonderful association of all the minerals found here, and it is PRETTY to boot. I have never seen such a nice combo piece for sale of minerals from this locality, for overall visual impact. The whole mineralogical environment is here...from the primary galena on the left, to its secondary oxidation products: a pocket of pyro and cerussite in the middle where phosphate must have been present; and stranger and more rare chemistry occurring in the next oxidation layer over to the right, with flat-laying leadhillite (and probably susannite as well) having formed from some of the minerals present in the galena ore on that side. Historic, and I think important.