Pyromorphite (rare locale) ex Harvard, Elling Coll

Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 5.0 x 4.0 cm
Start Time: 06/01/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/11/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Pyromorphite is relatively rare from the famous and now-closed Tsumeb Mine. And seldom do you see specimens with well-developed crystals and in abundance, such as this fine small cabinet piece from the Harvard Collection via exchanges. Lustrous, brown, fan-shaped bundles of acicular pyromorphite prisms to 7 mm are richly and attractively scattered on the vuggy, starkly contrasting, black gossan matrix. A most unusual and interesting (if ugly) Tsumeb rarity. I have not seen another for sale, myself

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