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54 specimens found
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Pyromorphite
stock #18.1-697
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
5.1 x 4 x 3.1 CXM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $2850
Dec 2018

A perfect, killer miniature. Top intense color, brilliant luster and elegant form in an undamaged specimen. Even though many of these were found since the first finds in 2000, very few were this well formed and esthetic. This specimen comes from a small recent pocket, that gave the first Pyromorphites of any quality in more than 4 years. These are modern classics and the best Daoping Pyros like this one are quite prized as they stand out from the average pieces. This presents well on every side and angle, the crystals show several habits but are mostly elongated freestanding hexagons some with central hoppers. The smaller, slender crystals are a little less bright green and are also perfect in radiating clusters. Minimal matrix, a perfect large miniature with a display impact much larger than this size. It is incredible this is so perfect and undamaged, even better in person.
Pyromorphite -hoppered crystals.
stock #18.1-634
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
4.8 x 3.8 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $520
Dec 2018

A pretty Pyromorphite with better than average, very distinct hoppered crystals on smaller prisms. From late finds at the amazing Daoping mine, this is a not the typical color from here, it is more like an olive green hue in person. Choice and in excellent condition, Daoping has become a great modern classic locality and this sort of Pyromorphite shows why.
Cerussite covered by Pyromorphite
stock #0097-JM-3854
Schapbach, Black Forest, (Wolftal)
Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
7.2 x 5.9 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Late Summer 2018

Exceptional quality for this less well known locality. The matrix is almost all Cerussite in many crystal forms, with a small area of Galena nearly all covered with tiny Pyromorphite crystals. The matrix also has a dusting of very tiny clear Quartz in doubly terminated crystals that add a lot of sparkle. There are other Phosphate minerals on the specimen that are not identified. The Pyromorphite ranges from pale yellow to green hues and the whole is very colorful. The shapes of some Cerussite twins are well defined but brightly colored by the coating of pyromorphite. This all makes a very fine look under magnification. Ex John Marshall, Heinz Stempel
Pyromorphite/ Vanadinite - Classic locale, Ex. Bally
stock #0653-JM-4225
Berezovsk Mine, Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya Oblast, Middle Urals
Urals Region, Russia
7.6 x 3.8 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $380
Late Summer 2018

A choice historic piece from the classic Berezovoskii, Ekaterinburg an early gold mine and the type locale for Crocoite. See the Mineralogical record 2016 Vol 47 #4 for a fine detailed article. This is clearly a Pyromorphite and also is labeled as having (and looks like) Vanadinite. Vanadinite is not listed as a specie from here, however this may all be Pyromorphite. This was in the Bally Museum, later with Alain Martaud and last in the John Marshall collection. Old labels are included. The specimen is crystallized on every side, in fine condition. Most of the Pyromorphite I have seen from this famed old Gold mine area are mere green smudges, but this is much more substantial.
Pyromorphite - Classic locale
stock #0209-JM-1739
Red Gill Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
3.3 x 3.1 x 2.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $380
Late Summer 2018

An extraordinary specimen for this locale. A super three dimensional very old Red Gill specimen, Ex. Ecole des Mines (Paris), Phil Scalisi and John Marshall collections. The crystals are free standing up to 1.6 CM and very lustrous. Older labels and collection card are included. Red Gill is famed for its Linarites and Caledonites, but its Pyromorphites are very rare, often with much smaller crystals. I have not seen a better Pyro specimen from this mine.
Pyromorphite -Rare locality
stock #0694-JM-554
Electric Point Mine, Gladstone Mountain, Leadpoint, Stevens County
Washington, United States
4.2 x 3.7 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $110
Late Summer 2018

This is the only Pyromorphite I have seen from this locality, therefore I could say it is the best one I have EVER seen! Actually it is fairly rich, a nearly pure piece of Pyro, but clearly not fine display grade, with modest crystals and some vugs of botryoidal crusts. Ex John Marshall Pyromorphite Suite obtained by trade with the Royal Ontario Museum in 1972. A rare locality piece with good color and some nice areas.
Pyromorphite and Mimetite - Classic Locale
stock #1040-JM-753
Driggith Opencut, Caldbeck Fells, (Cumberland)
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
6.5 x 5.4 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Late Summer 2018

A richly crystalized specimen in fine condition collected in 1970 by John Marshall. John notes on his collection card " Found in the north end of the open cut above Driggith Mine on West Fell. Specimens in the south end tested Mimetite but this is deeper green and more Pyromorphite in shape". These crystals are far larger than average and the condition is excellent. Sadly this quality has not been found for decades, John spend many weeks digging in this zone and this was his best specimen. A very fine Driggith piece.
Pyromorphite
stock #0281-JM-693
Susanna Mine, Leadhills, South Lanarkshire
Strathclyde, Scotland
7 x 5.2 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
Late Summer 2018

An impressive dense mass of small Pyromorphite crystals encrusting all sides of the matrix. From the classic Susanna Mine Leadhills, Scotland, this was in the John Marshall collection. Collected by him in 1970 such fine specimens have not been found for decades, it was the end of an era of richly productive field collecting. In fine condition with a deep green color this is simply an attractive, sparkling specimen from a classic locale.
54 specimens found
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