Unusual Pyromorphite (self-collected by Paul Zerfass)

Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Correze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
6.3 x 4.8 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 01/09/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/16/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bidder: aratai

Item Description

Surreal sculptural quality on this amazing bi-colored pyromorphite from the famed Les Farges Mine. The fantastic conical layered green and golden-yellow pyromorphites with the holes on their tops look like green deep sea hydrothermal smokers or vents found in volcanically active places, areas where tectonic plates are moving apart at spreading centers, ocean basins, and hotspots (Wikipedia). The smokers lie on a striking layered boxwork crust of dramatically different tiny scintillating, gemmy/translucent, golden-yellow hexagonal pyromorphite barrels. This world-class pryomorphite locale is renowned for crystal forms and colors and this is one of the most stunning unusual forms with color variations we have seen. Choice material, self-collected by Paul Zerfass # 1484. Every turn presents a dramatically different perceptive to this most unusual specimen.