2.8" Sky Blue PLUMBOGUMMITE Pseudo PYROMORPHITE Crystals to 1.6" China for sale

$180.00
Product Code: EB0918PLUMB4
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
Size 2.8" x 2.5" x 1.2"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand

Here is a superb miniature sized specimen of plumbogummite after pyromorphite.  This piece is an aesthetic cluster, with crystals to 1.6". The crystal habit of the pyromorphite has been perfectly preserved as it is partially pseuomorphed to a nice sky blue color. You can easily see the green pyromorphite cores of the altered crystals.  A few of the crystals on this piece have hoppered, hollow terminations, a rare and intriguing feature. I found this piece at the 2015 Tucson Show, where this material was hailed as the "New Find of the Year". I arrived early, and snatched up several pieces at pre-discovery prices. You will find comparable pieces elsewhere for over $1,000, but I think that is unrealistic.