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Pyromorphite - classic British
stock #17.1-577
Roughtongill Mine, Caldbeck Fells
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
4.8 x 3.8 x 3.7 CM (miniature)
price: $460
Spring 23

From the Roughtongill Mine this is nearly all Pyromorphite with almost no matrix. A solid crystal mass with two generations the larger crystals are more green, the smaller more yellow. Ex Les Hitchings collection, obtained in 1974 during a collecting trip to the mine with Richard Barstow. A choice piece with crystals to 1.3 CM and in very good condition. The tiny bit of matrix is crystallized Quartz so the specimen is quite heavy and sturdy.

Pyromorphite on Malachite - modern classic
stock #23.1-328
Brown's open pit, Rum Jungle
Northern Territory, Australia
11.4 x 6.5 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $1250
Spring 23

Outstanding color and luster, a super example of this famed find made about 13 years ago. We are told the locality flooded shortly after and no further work was possible. The top surface is densely covered with sharp Pyromorphites on a vivid green carpet of Malachite. Most pieces from this locale are quite flat, but this has a fine three dimensional presentation and is in perfect, undamaged condition. A modern classic locality, for several decades the Rum Jungle area had produced some fine Lead and Copper specimens. However this particular find is considered the best ever, and sadly was the last.

SOLD Pyromorphite - antique specimen, Type locale
stock #SOLD 23.FC-014
St. Johannes Mine, Zschopau, Erzgebirgkreis
Saxony, Germany
7.1 x 4.3 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Spring 23

A hard to find and quite attractive Pyromorphite from the type locale! This is the best specimen we have ever had from the very old Zschopau locality. Ex Eric Asselborn collection, with older label as well. This locality is one of the most ancient and classic European sites with formal mining begun at this specific site in 1474. This specimen is unusual as it has a mine attribution and not just the general Zschopau zone. In relatively fine condition with crystals up to 1.2 CM and richly encrusted with vivid green Pyromorphites showing the classic form of Zschopau Pyros. There is a long history to the discovery and naming of the mineral as well that dates back to 1748. This is a very old specimen but we do not know all the details of its history. A fine example that is rarely seen for sale in this quality or size.

stock #21.FC-034
Saint- Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn
Occitanie, France
8 x 7.2 x 5.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $420
Spring 23

Classic French Pyromorphite with good coverage, color and sharp acicular crystals. This large matrix has both vugs and surface coverings of green Pyromorphite on all sides, the red-brown matrix makes a good contrast with the spiky green Pyros. In fine condition and with at least two different habits of crystals, the majority being the pointed termination type.

stock #8.AE-887
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, Chile
3.8 x 2.7 x 2.4 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $200
Post Tucson 2022

A vibrant green thumbnail of lustrous Pyro crystals from the famed Daoping Mine (Guangxi, China). In fine condition as seen, this is just a bit too large to be a thumbnail though it could perhaps be trimmed, it looks fine as is. Close exam shows the crystals are more apple green near the bottom and become a bit more yellow green near the terminations. This piece is early 2000 era specimen which was the most productive time for these super bright greens which made the locale famous in the mineral world.

stock #21.1-482
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
4.2 x 3.2 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $280
Post Tucson 2022

Brilliant yellow crystals cover the display face of a dark contrasting Coronadite matrix. The crystals are lustrous and on close exam, very gemmy. In fine condition for such slender, delicate prisms. A choice and colorful example from this classic locality.

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
New Year 22

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
New Year 22

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.