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Pyromorphite (old classic) Kay Robertson Coll. viewBack to POST-MUNICH SHOW MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) featuring OLD CLASSICS, GEM CRYSTALS and RARE SPECIES - ends Thursday Nov 1, 2018

Cornwall, England
  • Starting Time:10/25/2018 06:30:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:11/1/2018 06:31:36 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:5.0 x 3.9 x 2.8 cm
  • Size Description:Miniature

Description:Old-time pyromorphite from the famous mines of Cornwall. Scintillating, sharp, tiny gem yellow, hexagonal crystals, to 4mm, are richly scattered on the hummocky quartz-rich gossan matrix. Probably from Wheal Alfred, this specimen almost certainly dates to the mid-to-late 1800s, when this mine was famous for some of the most beautiful pyromorphite in the world. Ex Kay Robertson Collection # 8971 and acquired from well-known California micromounter Milton Speckles at Tucson in 1980. He had purchased the specimen from Burminco in 1957. Read Milton's biography at: Kay is a prominent California collector, who specialized in European classics (see the article in the March-April, 2007 Mineralogical Record). Classic old-time Cornwall pyromorphite.

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