Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
4.0x 2.2x 2.0 cm
Pyromorphites from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania are American classics. The mines in the area operated from the mid-1800’s to about 1920, and numerous field collectors have combed the area since. The newer specimens tend to be crusts of microcrystals, so I am confident that this piece was unearthed pre-1920. As the mines were most active during the 19th century, it probably dates to sometime in the 1800’s.