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Pyromorphite - Classic Locale, ex Frank Wright Collection
stock #14.1-067
Wheatley Mines, Pheonixville
Pennsylvania, United States
5 x 3.5 x 1.6 CM (miniature)
price: $325
pre Tucson 2015 update

An olive green crystal plate from this venerable old locale that is densely covered with free standing crystals. The condition is overall excellent but with magnification some very small damage can be found, mostly at the edges where this was removed. The Pyromorphites themselves show several habits including hoppered and tapered terminations. This specimen is a little lighter in hue than is most Pheonixville specimens, but it has the classic luster that is distinctive.
Pyromorphite -Elongated, curved and stacked crystals
stock #Alec-21-039
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
4.8 x 2 x .9 CM (miniature)
price: $460


An amazingly long, curved chain growth of Pyromorphite that is a fine 360 degree display piece. Sharp, lustrous and in great condition this is a great example of this rare and esthetic habit. From finds at Daoping in 2008 this type of Pyro was a big surprise in the mineral world, the habit is uncommon and never before in such large crystals. Every side shows complex striations and the piece is a floater , it has crystallized on every side. Already a classic locality, this mine has reset the world standard for fine pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite- Hoppered
stock #Alec 21-037
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
3.5 x 2.3 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $295


A 360 degree floater cluster of sharp, intensely colored Pyromorphites with an esthetic arrangement. A small treasure from the great Daoping mine, this has very fine luster and is translucent to transparent. Overall in fine condition a tiny zone of damage is noted that can be seen with close inspection, so this is not for perfectionists. For everyone else this is a very pretty and affordable Pyro with an unusual habit.
Pyromorphite
stock #10.1-315
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
7.6 x 5.5 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Spring 2014

Bright lustrous Pyromorphite crystals contrast with the matrix and a druse of secondary Pyros scattered about. Great color, undamaged and real eyecatching. From early 2000 vintage Daoping finds, this type of specimen has not been found for years. This level of quality is typically more expensive when available.
Pyromorphite (fine hoppered crystals)
stock #Alec 14B-123
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
4.6 x 4.6 CM (miniature)
price: $975
Spring 2013

Top color, luster and with great esthetic form, these Pyros are up to 2 CM free standing above the contrasting matrix. There are 2 generations here, the smaller, lighter green crystals have a unusual prismatic pyramidal termination that is very uncommon. The larger deeper "electric" green crystals exhibit the hoppered form and "veil" structures that are classic for this location. In perfect condition by naked eye, with 10x magnification some very tiny broken crystals can be found. Displays well from all sides, this is a the sort of quality that made Daoping Pyros world famous.
Pyromorphite (well crystallized, older specimen)
stock #0771-JM-2247
Sherman Mine, Burke, Coeurd'Alene District, Shoshone Co.
Idaho, United States
7.3 x 6 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $740
Spring 2013

A fine old, classic Pyro from the Sherman Mine in Burke, Idaho found long before the modern discoveries at the Bunker Hill mine. From the remarkable John Marshall Pyromorphite collection. Unlike other Idaho pyros, this has a distinctive color and habit that could pass for an early Pheonixville Pennslyvania piece! In excellent condition, the crystals reach 1 CM in size, filling a vug so densely the specimen is just about 100 percent pyromorphite with just a little matrix. Rare to see any of this material on the market and super rare in this quality! The last photo shows the crystallized backside of the specimen that is nice but not the better display side by far.
Pyromorphite on Barite (Unusual twisted crystals)
stock #1024-JM-2646
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Correze
Limousin, France
8.2 x 6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1100


A rich, classic des Farges specimen from the John Marshall Pyromorphite collection. A pretty and unusual piece that is also well documented, this was found in 1965. Deep green color and wet luster with both hoppered hollow crystals and twisting tube forms covers the display face densely. The matrix is pure barite with typical platy crystals and dark staining. A very good example that is better in hand.
Pyromorphite
stock #A0180-JM-2174A
Tanzfleck, Friehung Grafenwohr, Upper Palatinate
Bavaria, Germany
4 x 2.4 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $450


A German classic, bright, gemmy pyro crystals cover the surface of the sandstone matrix. Ex John Marshall collection. Nice "wet look" example of this classic location, and much better than the usual micro druze. Not often available as this mine has been closed for over 60 years and this piece is likely far older than that.
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