• Pyromorphite
  • Pyromorphite
  • Pyromorphite
  • Pyromorphite
  • Pyromorphite
Fluorite and Halides

Pyromorphite

$1,800.00   €1,616  £1,440.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC18800
The zinc-lead-copper vein mineralisation at the Holzappel mine, 1 km from Holzappel in the Lahn Valley, Germany, occurs in clay schists and this often forms the matrix for mineral specimens from this mine.  However, this specimen of Pyromorphite is from the Quartz veins present in the ore body and is a finely brecciated vuggy veinstone composed of coarsely granular opaque milky Quartz, fine granular dull-grey Galena and sub-3 mm prismatic pale oily apple-green Pyromorphite crystals.
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 5.8 x 4.8 cm and has been heavily trimmed, so losing much of the printed and hand-written text, but does still retain the complete coat of arms and the catalogue number 109/53.  A small label bearing this same number is glued beneath the specimen plus a Carl Rumpff label, dated 1889.  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 specimen comes with one of the unique green card boxes which the Archduke had specifically made to house the specimens.
 

Details

Dimensions
7.4 × 6.6 × 4.6 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Holzappel, Laurenburg, Lahn valley, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Pyromorphite

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