• PYROMORPHITE
  • PYROMORPHITE
  • PYROMORPHITE
  • PYROMORPHITE
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PYROMORPHITE

$1,250.00   €1,127  £1,030.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC11537
A beautiful and highly unusual Pyromorphite from the Cagliari Province in Sardinia, Italy.  Partial dissolution of a botryoidal limonitic carbonate has formed an interconnected, highly porous and vuggy, shell-like matrix which is completely infilled with lustrous deep apple-green Pyromorphite in bubbly, millimetre-scale, botryoidal druses.  The vugs on the underside of the specimen are almost equally well lined, but here the Pyromorphite is a lighter leafy to yellow-green.  As noted, the locality has only been recorded as Cagliari Province, but judging by very similar specimens, it is likely to originate from the S'Ortu Becciu mine at Donori.  This a very different habit and colour of Pyromorphite for anyone adding to a collection of this fascinating species.

Details

Dimensions
7.0 × 5.4 × 4.5 cm
Categories
Classic Minerals, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Cagliari Province, Sardinia, Italy

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen