Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
5.5 x 3.4x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
pre Tucson 2015 update
China recently produced a spectacular find of Plumbogummite that is by far the most attractive of this usually drab mineral. The best pieces are a replacement of Pyromorphite crystals with a blue green hue.
This piece is a delicate jackstraw collection of slender crystals forming a nest. This is almost pure Plumbogummite with a little Cerussite but on some broken crystals that show unaltered Pyromorphite cores. Very fine form for this rare mineral and quite esthetic.