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Pyromorphite - vintage classic
stock #AX-35-145
Wheatley Mines, Pheonixville
Pennsylvania, United States
5.9 x 3.3 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $390


A small cabinet of bright drusy Pyromorphite from the famed Wheatley mine (Pennsylvania, USA). The matrix is typical for the mine, the crystals have the dark olive green color that is distinctive to the locale. This specimen is from the collection of WG Levison but unfortunately does not retain any of his labels. This dates to the 1890 era in the collection but the specimen is likely much older, as the mine had closed in the 1860's. The the crystal coverage is quite rich even though the individual crystals are small. With magnification most of these are seen as transparent, sharp and very lustrous.

Pyromorphite on Coronadite - classic locale
stock #19.1-817
MMM Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
11.4 x 7.5 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $800


A large and rich cabinet sized Pyromorphite on Coronadite from Broken Hill. A classic locality and a classic association from this iconic mine. The matrix is very three dimensional, a botryoidal black background for hundreds of very lustrous olive green Pyromorphites. Under the Coronadite is massive Galena and a little Cerussite that is not seen from the display side but adds a heft to the specimen. In exceptional condition, very hard to appreciate in photos but an excellent classic in person.

Pyromorphite - USA classic
stock #0847-JM-2124
Little Giant Mine, Mullan, Coeur d' Arlene District, Shoshone County
Idaho, United States
7.6 x 5.6 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $690
Late Summer 2021

Well-crystallized Pyromorphite crystals cover a matrix plate from the Little Giant Mine (Idaho, USA). This region has a long mining history and is well-known as the home of the Bunker Hill Mine, one of the world's great Pyro locales. Less famed but still quite important is the Little Giant, and this is an excellent example for this locality. A choice addition to a serious suite of Pyromorphite the quality is much better than just a locality specimen. Ex John Marshall Collection; John was a passionate collector of Pyros and his taste was excellent. John purchased this specimen in 1974 from the Paul Zimmerman collection. His collection card states "One of the best pieces I have ever seen from the locality". It is outstanding for this mine.

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 Stolzite
stock #21.1-275
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
5.8 x 4.3 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $425
Late Summer 2021

A rich, classic Pyromorphite specimen with several areas of orange Stolzites in tiny crystals. There are two generations of light and darker brown Pyro crystals reaching over 3 CM, all are quite glassy. As can be seen there are a number of broken crystals though several are complete. The Pyromorphites are in a jumbled mix resting on a small zone of matrix where the Stolzites are located. The Stolzite and some of the lighter Pyromorphite are fluorescent in long to mid range UV. The damage on this piece keeps it from being far more costly, but it is still an attractive Australian Pyro, the damage can be minimized by display angle. Nearly every Broken Hill piece we have handled has had at least some tip damage on close inspection, it seems they grew in small voids where extraction was difficult due to contact with the pocket walls. These crystals are all transparent to translucent with bright luster. This still looks quite nice but not for perfectionists. However with the Stolzites added this is a rare and desirable association.

Pyromorphite - US classic locale
stock #16.1-596
Pheonixville, Schuylkill Township, Chester County
Pennsylvania, United States
5.3 x 4.8 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Early summer 2021

Two generations of Pyromorphite in several vugs and thin cavities on matrix. The larger crystals are the classic dark green that this locality is known for. The smaller crystals are a newer generation, more transparent, slender and a lighter yellow-green. By naked eye this is in excellent condition, with a loupe some damaged crystals are seen, but are not a major impact overall. A few small Calcites are also present. Some of the larger, darker crystals are also arranged in flat fan-like sprays while most are in more typical free standing form.

Pyromorphite / Vanadinite
stock #16.1-361
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oriental Region, Morocco
6.6 x 4.8 x 4CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Early summer 2021

Touissit is one of the very few localities on earth where all three members of the series of Lead secondary analogues are found (Pyromorphite, Mimetite and Vanadinite). The most common there is the Vanadinite often with high levels of As, the Pyromorphite and Mimetite are much less common. On a few occasions both Pyromorphite and Vanadinite can be determined on the same specimen. This piece has a dense cluster of well-defined crystals up to 7mm and colors ranging from light green through yellow and orange. Zoning is evident too, with grey to brownish caps on some terminations. It seems likely that the zoning is the result of the solid solution series forming composite crystals. In good condition and with attractive form, the crystals are complete with no naked eye visible damage except on one crystal edge on the outside perimeter. This is not seen from most any display angle. The luster is brightest on the tiny crystals and on prism faces, where the larger and terminations are more dull. A very good example of the specie from this important locality, these Pyros are not often available.

Pyromorphite on Malachite
stock #0589-JM-3764
Brown's open pit, Rum Jungle
Northern Territory, Australia
9.5 x 4.7 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
new year 2021

An older Rum Jungle specimen (1970 vintage) that is quite different and with far more vivid color than recent specimens. Ex. John H. Marshall collection, this has very lustrous bright green Pyromorphites and some small brown crystals as well. The Malachite is almost invisible on the front face except in a few nooks, it is much more well-defined on the back and sides where it forms fibrous crystals.