home

minerals
new arrivals
browse list
search/filter

ordering

news

about

links

contact

 

 

catalog listings

search/filter
 

search
63 specimens listed
Page   1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |

Pyromorphite
stock #19.1-057
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, 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, tthe 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 gret finds at Bunker Hill Mine, this is a very fine example with especially bright luster and top form. Individual crystal reach to 1.3CM 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 #18-AX-15-051 (C085)
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, 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.
Pyromorphite -unusual color for locale
stock #AX-19-049
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
6.1 x 4.5 x 2.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $1400


Delicate sprays of glassy, transparent and sharp Pyromorphite crystals covering all sides of this specimen from Daoping. Minimal matrix, this Pyro has unusual pale colors mixed with a few of the more typical bright green hues. In impressive condition overall, this is incredible for such a delicate specimen. The pointed light yellow to brown crystasls are arranged in radiating clusters and bunches. The Daoping mine at Yangshao has become world famed for top Pyromorphites. This is a fine quality specimen and it is much more rare to see this color and habit so well presented.
Pyromorphite
stock #0201-JM-3928
Little Giant Mine, Mullan, Coeur d' Arlene District, Shoshone County
Idaho, United States
9 x 7.1 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $770


A very fine specimen from another uncommon but significant US locality. From the Little Giant mine, at Mullen, Idaho a sizable and rich specimen densely covered on the front surface with pale green crystals. From John Marshals superb collection of world wide Pyromorphite his collection card reads "typical habit on Little Giant piece, about the best I have ever seen." The little Giant mine was an important locale for Pyro long before the Kellogg/ Bunker Hill Mine find put Idaho in the spotlight. The mine closed over 100 years ago and fine specimens are quite scarce. This one is just exceptional, in remarkable condition the crystals are the delicate "porcelain" luster and up to 7mm long. Very different look from the more available Bunker Hill material. Great addition for any serious Pyromorphite suite.
Pyromorphite with minor Wulfenite
stock #0856-JM-512
Chester County Mine, Pheonixville, Chester County
Pennsylvania, United States
5.8 x 5 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $300


A nice Pyromorphite from the less well known Chester County mine (Pheonixville PA). Ex John Marshall Pyromorphite collection. Johns collection card notes '"obtained by trade with Dana Jewell who dug this out a few feet from me in the fall of 1972." Amid the small olive green crystals are tiny bright red Wulfenites. Some green ball-like areas are also seen that is likely another habit of Pyromorphite but could also be a Mimetite. This locality, like all the others in the area has been closed for many years. I have seen
Pyromorphite- ex. Bally, Marshall
stock #0933-JM-4233
Stribro (Mies), Tachov District, Pizen Region
Bohemia, Czech Republic
6.8 x 5.5 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $285


A mass of rounded Galena is covered on all sides by sharp brown crystals of Pyromorphite. A choice example from Stribro (Mies) in Bohemia, this was in the Bally Museum (Switzerland) then sold by Alain Martaud to the John Marshall Pyro collection. A floater, the crystals are slender like needles growing on all surfaces. By naked eye this is in perfect condition but with magnification some broken crystals are seen. A much better than average old Mies specimen that is probably the Ca rich variety but has not been tested.
Pyromorphite on Cerussite -Classic
stock #0969-JM-1468
Pheonixville, Schuylkill Township, Chester County
Pennsylvania, United States
6.4 x 5.1 x 2.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $600


An especially fine old Pheonixville, PA Pyromorphite that forms on the outside of a vug of Cerussite crystals. The vug probably is the cast left by altering Galena, but none is present now. The Pyromorphite has very transparent crystsals on close exam and there is a color range too. Ex Schortmans minerals and John Marshall Pyromorphite collection obtained by him from Thurstons in 1988. In quite fine shape overall, it takes good magnification to find and bruises, by naked eye this is perfect. The Cerussite adds a nice association and the whole thing displays well from several angles.
63 specimens listed
Page   1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |