David K. Joyce

Azurite, Pyromorphite

5.7x4.4x3.8 cm
Tynagh Mine
County Galway

Azurite, PyromorphiteAzurite, PyromorphiteAzurite, Pyromorphite

Item number: 28183

The top of this quartz and baryte matrix shows clusters of deep-blue, lustrous azurite crystals. Beautiful! As well, there are loads of needle-like crystals of, what I'll call pyromorphite, although I am not sure. Also some fine, acicular, green, malachite! A lot of people don't realize that Ireland has had several excellent base metals mines in recent decades! Tynagh Mine was one.