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Prismatic pyromorphite, up to 2 mm, on drusy plumbogummite from Roughton Gill mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria. Probably collected in the late 1800s underground. National Museum Wales specimen NMW 83.41G.M.7818, ex R.J. King coll. and ex. Bootle Museum. Photograph by Mick Cooper © Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.

Prismatic pyromorphite, up to 2 mm, on drusy plumbogummite from Roughton Gill mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria. Photograph by Mick Cooper © Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

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