• Pyromorphite
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  • Pyromorphite
  • Pyromorphite
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Pyromorphite

$1,800.00   €1,626  £1,440.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC18751
A lovely old and rare specimen of Pyromorphite from the Holzappel mining district at Laurenburg in Germany.  Sub-mm perfectly formed pistachio-apple-green crystals cover a 5 x 4 cm triangular area on a rusty coloured schisty matrix.
Ex. the Mineral Collection of Archduke Stephan Franz Viktor of Hungary (1817 to 1867), with a historic Archduke (Erzherzog) Stephan label incorporating his coat of arms.  This label measures 6.4 x 5.3 cm and has been trimmed, so losing some of the printed and hand-written text.  It is understood these labels were trimmed by curators at the Museum of Natural History of the Humboldt University in Berlin, to fit within their specimen boxes, after being bequeathed by Carl Rumpff’s widow in late 1889.  A Carl Rumpff label, dated 1889, is attached to the specimen.  The specimen also comes with one of the unique green card boxes which the Archduke had specifically made to house the specimens.
 

Details

Dimensions
7.4 × 6.5 × 2.6 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Holzappel, Laurenburg, Lahn valley, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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