• Pyrolusite
  • Pyrolusite


$700.00   €649  £540.00 approx.  

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ID: CC21177
Pyrolusite, a manganese dioxide, is one of those minerals which commonly occurs as a minor coating or association, but not specifically the prime feature! This could not be further from the case with this incredible small cabinet specimen from Gremmelsbach in The Black Forrest district of Germany. Covering a 0.5 to 1 cm thick matrix of a pale pink micaceous granite, excellent acicular, metallic black-silver Pyrolusite crystals stand vertically in diverging sprays of between 2.5 and 5 cm. All crystals have a magnificent bright lustre, often tinged with a pale bronze patina. About half the crystals are nicely terminated, especially the taller crystals, with the remaining largely cleaved, probably along a line of contact when in-situ. This area of Germany is renowned for its Pyrolusite specimens, this being a wonderful specimen from the Josef Clemente (1899-1987) Collection of southern Germany.


5.2 × 7.5 × 5.5 cm
Oxides and Hydroxides
Gremmelsbach, Black Forest, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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