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Account Closed April 28, 2012 10:20PM
Hello !

I seach identity for this pyromorphite from UK. When i was small (35 years), my mother bought this specimen for me. But where she comes from ?


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/28/2012 10:21PM by Frédéric Hède.
Rock Currier April 29, 2012 01:49PM
I don't know, but its a wonderful photo.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Account Closed April 29, 2012 02:58PM
I think : Roughton gill but i'm not sure.....

Thanks for the wonderful. The generation of this picture is done with panoramic and focus-stacking technics. Just 2 picture for panoramic technic.

Jolyon & Katya Ralph April 29, 2012 03:36PM
Can we see a photo of the full specimen with matrix?
Account Closed April 29, 2012 03:42PM
Yes, i make that just after vanadinite (not short, compilation with 800 pictures). :-D
Rock Currier April 30, 2012 02:07AM
Are you sure its from the UK?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Account Closed April 30, 2012 04:22AM
Yes it's sure for that.... I'm waiting info from my mother but she is old....
Jean Marie Laurent April 30, 2012 06:21AM
Hi all
Hmmm Fred... this pyro looks like in "Les Farges", France....
Timothy Greenland April 30, 2012 08:26AM
Bonjour Frédéric,

For me, the colour and matrix are OK for Roughtongill - but one thing worries me. It appears that most of your crystals have pyramid faces at the terminations. I have a number of pieces I collected in the early 1960s at Roughtongill and I am confident of their origin, and none show these nice terminations. They either are flat ended, or sometimes hoppered. Un addition, most I collected are slightly barrel shaped or tapering in form. Nice clean straight crystals as shown in your picture are less common (though not unknown). In the area, driggith mine specimens are usually even more barrel shaped - but there used to be many small localities around and it may have come from one of these. I attach a quich photo of one of my specimens - about 2.5 cms across, to give an idea of the crystal form I think of as typical from Roughtongill..



PS Félicitations pour vos photos magnifiques!
open | download - pyro1.jpg (311.3 KB)
Lefteris Rantos April 30, 2012 08:52AM
It seems associated with white tabular Baryte xls. Maybe this will give a clue...
Account Closed April 30, 2012 03:04PM
Thanks JML and TIM. For the moment i seach for UK.... :). I hope than my mother find this information for this mineral (she has the sister).
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