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68 specimens listed
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Pyromorphite - classic locale
stock #6.2-925
Bad Ems
Nassau, Germany
9.4 x 5.9 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1050


Free-standing crystals of reddish-brown Pyromorphite cover the top of this matrix like a forest. An older Bad Ems specimen (Germany) this is in remarkable condition. Despite the obvious delicate nature of these slender crystals most are in perfect condition, what damage exists is small and not distracting as seen. While the largest crystals are the focal point, the matrix also holds dozens of tiny needle-like crystals with bright luster so the whole sparkles in good light. A choice piece for any sort of collection but especially for a Pyromorphite suite or classic German array.
Pyromorphite
stock #20.1-287
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
4.7 x 3.2 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $880


Elongated chain crystals in an intricate cluster showing exceptionally bright color and luster. The form and overall display esthetics clearly show why the Daoping mine is considered by many as the greatest Pyromorphite locality in the world. This piece displays super well from any angle and has a lot of visual impact. In fine condition as seen, this is almost a complete "floater" just a tiny contact on the base and on the back, the front side is flawless and shows beautifully the epitaxial alignment of the stacked crystals. A lot of good pyromorphite came from Daoping from 2000 to 2017, but top grade pieces have always been uncommon and desirable.
Pyromorphite
stock #15.1-563
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Coeur dAlene District, Shosone County
Idaho, United States
4.8 x 3.7 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $720


A wet-look Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill with light orange to straw color crystals. Ex Rosewarne Collection, this has crystals up to 1.8 CM most having the slightly "melted" look on some edges and faces. In fine condition overall, the crystals are quite translucent and when backlit they glow yellow . Bunker Hill is now recognized as one of the worlds greatest sources of Pyromorphites and the range of color was especially significant. Orange color Pyromorphite is rare worldwide but Bunker Hill did produce many impressive pieces, reputedly due to higher levels of Arsenic but that seems to be in dispute. No matter why these are wonderful Pyros, modern classics and there are no more coming out.
Pyromorphite -very old classic locale
stock #0100-JM-141
Bleistadt (Olovi), Sokolov District
Karlovy Vary Region (Bohemia), Czech Republic
5.6 x 3.9 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $300
Spring 2020

A choice historic Pyro and a very uncommon locality piece that is quite a lot nicer than just a "reference" specimen. From the ancient lead mining area in Czech Republic, Bleistadt (or Olovi) in Bohemia has been mined for centuries beginning in the early 14th century. This specimen was in the Moritz Lechner Collection (1850-1903) of Austria which was made up of several much earlier collections going back to the early 18th century. Much of this collection was later obtained by the Schortmann brothers (Massachusetts, USA) who sold this piece in 1969 to John Marshall. John was building a comprehensive Pyromorphite suite and seeking as many rare locality pieces as possible. The labels are included along with the Marshall collection card. The specimen itself has several blocky, dark brown, lustrous crystals to almost 1 CM on a vuggy Quartz matrix. In very good condition the matrix has been crudely sawn long ago on the back and sides. A few older labels and numbers are affixed on this specimen which predate the Lechner collection number. While we do not know the earliest collection history of this piece it is clearly very very old and a very nice bit of mineralogical history.
Pyromorphite
stock #20.1-172
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
5.4 x 5.2 x 2.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $950
Spring 2020

Pyromorphite can be an incredibly beautiful mineral, the best having great color, luster and form. This piece is certainly a fine one from the great Daoping Mine which many consider to be the greatest locality for Pyros in the world. This from one of the last good finds for the bright green unaltered type in 2017. More recent materials have much less bright color and are often at least partly altered. Crystals reach 1 CM on this piece in isolated prisms and radiating clusters these have both pointed terminations and the hollow hoppered tops so well known from this mine. In incredible condition, good Daoping Pyromorphites are one of the modern mineral markets best values. This one is especially so and it displays well from almost any angle.
Pyromorphite
stock #19.1-057
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
10 x 6.4 x 5.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $2800
Spring 2020

A sizable, deep green color Pyromorphite from the modern classic locale of Daoping. From the now famous finds that started in 2000, this is an older specimen of a style that is no longer being found. This habit came from the lower adits that have been closed for a while, some newer specimens come from the upper areas but most recent finds are altered to Plumbogummite. In fine condition, the only damage is a few chipped crystals on the outer edges, but the rest of the specimen is in fine condition and has bright wet-look luster. The deep forest green color is not seen in recent finds, this is a choice example of what was probably the greatest Pyromorphite discovery of all time. Better in person.
Pyromorphite
stock #16.1-254
Level 9, Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Coeur dAlene District,
Idaho, United States
5.7 x 4.4 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $1350
Spring 2020

Well formed "wet look" crystals of green and orange Pyromorphite clustered on a contrasting matrix. From the great finds at Bunker Hill Mine, this is a very fine example with especially bright luster and top form. Individual crystals reach to 1.3 cm and are in fine condition. The orange color crystals are much less common and are sometimes called Arsenian Pyromorphite, although there may not be much or any Arsenic in them. Sharp deep orange crystals are quite rare, most are more botryoidal and do not have sharp faces. This specimen does have some small but clearly sharp prismatic orange crystals. Overall very esthetic.
Pyromorphite
stock #AX-15-051-(C085)
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
7.4 x 5.3 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $2600


Outstanding small cabinet specimen of very well crystallized Pyromorphite from the "golden years" of the great Daoping Mine. Ex. collection of Frances and Shields Flynn, this is a now classic habit that has grown on a hollow cast of pure Pyromorphite that is seen on the backside. In super clean condition with rich deep color, many of the crystals show hoppered terminations but others have tapered or flat tips. This locality became instantly famous in 2000 when the first good pieces can out. The "golden years" that followed produced what many feel were the best ever Pyros. Production is now minimal and sporadic, this quality and size is no longer to be found. This specimen was exhibited in 2005 in the Tucson (TGMS) China display. Excellent value for this quality.
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