Chenelette, Beaujeau, Rhone-Alpes, France
4.2x 4.0 cm
most people think of French pyromorphite, Les Farges immediately comes
to mind. The truth is though, France has a number of other good
pyromorphite localities, including the little know deposit at Beaujeau.
Here is a very aesthetic specimen of bright green pyromorphite from
area, that that also produced some spectacular wulfenite/barite
combinations. It was collected in 1999, prior to the mine's closing
the good fortune of coming into contact with a very generous French
collector with whom I exchanged several specimens from Pakistan in
return for a suite of French minerals, of which these pyromorphites
were a part.