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Pyromorphite - hoppered
stock #AX-21-037
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, 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. This is a very pretty and affordable Pyro with an unusual habit.

Pyromorphite
stock #10.1-315
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, 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 eye-catching. 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 #AX-14B-123
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, 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 Phoenixville Pennsylvania 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.

HOLD Pyromorphite on Barite (Unusual twisted crystals)
stock #HOLD 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.

HOLD Pyromorphite
stock #HOLD 4.2-372
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
7 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $975


A fine intense green Pyro from the incredible 2001 find at the Daoping Mine. A This has the delicate acicular habit in 2 distinct generations that are sprouting from a large vug. Despite the delicacy of this specimen there is minimal damage (mostly at the outer edges) and it displays very well. A rich wet look luster adds to the visual impact. Daoping Pyros are some of the finest ever found, and still relatively affordable.

Pyromorphite on Malachite
stock #11.1 -W51
Brown's open pit, Rum Jungle
Northern Territory, Australia
10.4 x 7.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1500


A fine, large specimen from the epic 2010 find that was the mineral discovery of the year. A very rich example of the "emerald pocket) the matrix has numerous malachite spheres scattered on a bed of deep grass green velvety malachite. The surface is covered with hundreds of sharp olive green to lemon green Pyromorphites. Bright luster and in great condition, this has a striking color contrast. Well better than average for this find, and it now seems that there will be no more. Very attractive and destined to be a classic.