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SOLD Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite
stock #SOLD 21.1-488
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
3.9 x 3.8 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $0


Unusual flower-like group of radiating crystals which are about half Pyromorphite (yellow) and half Plumbogummite (powder blue). The pseudomorphing is roughly frozen in the middle of the process. Seen on one side the crystals all look like yellow Pyro and on the other side the blue color is dominant. The radial arrangement of the crystals makes this a nice esthetic miniature and a fine example of this classic pseudomorphing. The Plumbogummite of Yangshao Mine/ Daoping are widely considered to be be the best ever found in the world.

Pyromorphite
stock #8.AE-894
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
7.8 x 6.7 x 5.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Late Summer 2021

A sizable specimen of nearly pure Pyromorphite with most of the "matrix" being pyro as well. From the spectacular finds at Daoping in the early 2000 era, this is a nice three dimensional specimen. The crystals are small, tightly packed and most are slender but some other habits are present, the color and luster are good, this is overall in fine condition. Specimens with larger crystals from this zone are some of the best of the specie and can command very high prices. This piece with relatively small crystals is just as colorful but far less costly.

Pyromorphite with partial Galena pseudomorphs
stock #20.1-877
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
5.7 x 3.7 x 3.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $1350
new year 2021

A very rich and super esthetic Pyromorphite from the great finds at Daoping in Guanxi, China. Two generations of well-formed Pyros have slightly different hues of green and all have excellent bright luster. The larger crystals are free standing and reach 1.3 CM. Terminations of the larger crystals are both hopper habit and prismatic with the larger being more the cavernous hoppered type. On a few sides of these prisms there are secondary alterations of rare pseudomorphing to a Galena sheath which is the overgrown by a third generation of extra bright green Pyro. This phenomenon is very rare worldwide, but well-known from just a few European locales and ultra rare from China. Overall this is incredible condition, it is even better in person and is an excellent example of the specie and the locality.

Pyromorphite - modern classic
stock #20.1-598
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
3.3 x 2.8 x 1.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $340
new year 2021

Superb toenail Pyromorphite with outstanding rich color and luster. This piece is a flat plate like spray with no matrix, just bright green to yellow-green Pyro. Looks fine on either side. Excellent condition, all of the main crystals are fully perfect when examined with 10x magnification. The finds of this quality at the Daoping Mine have slowed to almost nothing what has been found recently has very dull color or is heavily altered.

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 #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.

SOLD Pyromorphite
stock #SOLD 19.1-057
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
10 x 6.4 x 5.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
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 #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.