• Pyromorphite on Galena
  • Pyromorphite on Galena
  • Pyromorphite on Galena
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates

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.

Details

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

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Galena, Pyromorphite

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