• Pyromorphite
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  • Pyromorphite
  • Pyromorphite
  • Pyromorphite
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Pyromorphite

$3,500.00   €3,163  £2,710.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC11523
A magnificent deep oil-green Pyromorphite cabinet specimen from the classic Wheatley mines at Phoenixville, Schuylkill Township in Pennsylvania.  Mining operations began here in 1851 and lasted around a decade, reopening again 1917 only to run for three more years.   Despite the limited years of operation the mine is renowned for its beautiful Pyromorphites.  An orangey-cream to creamy-tan matrix is covered with highly lustrous Pyromorphite crystals occurring as laths, bundles of laths and hexagonal barrels, some having concave hopper-type terminations.  The colour is exquisite.  It must be pointed out there are some damaged crystals, but these a few and do not distract in any way from the overall aesthetic.  A splendid Schuylkill Pyromorphite accompanied with two wonderful old copper-plate handwritten labels.

Details

Dimensions
9.5 × 8.4 × 6.1 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Wheatley Mines, Phoenixville, Schuylkill Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Pyromorphite

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