Pyromorphite Crystals from the Society Girl Mine, BC, Canada
2.5 x 1.7 x 1.0 cm
Pyromorphite is a secondary lead mineral found in the oxidised zones of lead deposits. Typically coloured green, yellowish, brownish, greyish or white in barrel-shaped hexagonal prisms, in clusters or as druses on matrix. Compared to other countries, Canada doesn’t have as much to show for it in terms of splashy minerals. That’s why I’m particularly smitten by these vividly coloured crystals from British Columbia.
Inspired by Jennifer Nicole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge: Chartreuse