Pyromorphite on Barite (Jamie Bird Coll.)

Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Limousin, France
Small Cabinet, 9.2 x 5.1 x 2.4 cm
Start Time: 03/25/2009 7:15:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/02/2009 8:10:57 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A CLASSIC, very rich and HIGHLY DESIRABLE specimen from the famous Les Farges Mine of France. Lustrous, "wet-look", apple-green pyromorphite prisms to 7 mm cover the sculptural barite matrix plate. Most of the tapering prisms are hoppered and the preferential coating of iron oxides is a nice accent. Apple-green is THE most desirable Les Farges pyrommorphite color and this is an EXCELLENT specimen, with only a couple of broken crystals, for such RICH coverage. Les Farges has been closed since 1981. Ex Jamie Bird Collection and valued at $1500