• Pyromorphite on Galena
  • Pyromorphite on Galena
  • Pyromorphite on Galena

Pyromorphite on Galena

$5,000.00   €4,222  £3,640.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC12974
The famous MMM mine at Broken Hill in Australia worked the line of lode orebody and is situated within the city of Broken Hill towards the north-east.  Pyromorphite is one of this mine’s most iconic species and this particularly well-crystallised miniature is unusual and rare in that the Pyromorphite sits on a matrix of Galena.  The overall colour of the specimen is dark, because the Pyromorphite is that of the clove-brown variety.  The Pyromorphite crystals measure to 2.5 cm tall and are typically a dark clove terminating with a much lighter greyish clove pinacoid.  The prisms taper slightly towards their terminations and are generally heavily coated with small acicular Pyromorphite crystals projecting out forming a cactus-like habit.  This is a magnificent specimen from the MMM Broken Hill mine, a specimen of museum quality without any doubt.


4.4 × 4.7 × 5.0 cm
Fluorite and Halides, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
MMM Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Galena, Pyromorphite

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