• Pyromorphite
  • Pyromorphite
  • Pyromorphite
  • Pyromorphite
  • Pyromorphite
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates

Pyromorphite

$3,500.00   €3,141  £2,800.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC18776
Limonitic Quartz gossan matrix is covered and pervaded with sub-2 mm and micro Pyromorphite crystals from Schwarzenstein, near to Hofsgrund in Germany.  The Pyromorphite occurs as limey-apple to oily-green stubby acicular crystals and as mid-apple-green florets.
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 7.0 x 4.1 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.  The label is numbered 109/71 and a small label bearing this same number is glued beneath the specimen together with a Carl Rumpff label, dated 1889.  The specimen also comes with one of the unique green card boxes which the Archduke had specifically made to house the specimens.
 

Details

Dimensions
6.4 × 4.0 × 3.2 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Schwarzenstein, Hofsgrund, Breisgau in Baden, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen