Pyromorphite on Cerussite

Daoping Mine, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 4.9 x 4.0 cm
Start Time: 05/01/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/05/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Lustrous, "wet-look", apple-green prisms in stellate, radiating clusters richly and aesthetically cover nearly every side of the 3-dimensional cerussite crystal matrix on this very showy and excellent specimen from recent finds at the now-famous Daoping Mine of China. The largest prism is 7 mm and the variable crystal size is especially noteworthy. Contacting is noted on one end and part of one side, but this remains a striking and very rich combination example of the two speices. The variations in green colors, crystal forms and crystal size make this a world-class pyromorphite locality. These have become contemporary classics.

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