A very delicate Sherman Mine Pyromorphite, crystallized on all sides with individuals reaching 1 CM. Micro crystals of bright red prismatic gemmy Wulfenite are scattered over the specimen (best seen on the 4th photo in the series). Although small I am informed that this is a great rarity for Idaho, one find vintage 1970's. In very good condition the only damage is found with magnification and is limited to edge crystals not seen by naked eye. Most of the matrix is filled with large vugs presenting dense clusters of elongated crystals having both hollow and pointed tips. Nice yellow to green hues and good luster, ex Larry White collection obtained in 1976. The Pyros from here are now very hard to find in any quality, the Wulfenite is a great rare bonus.
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.