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    Pyromorphite with Malachite
    Brown's Prospect
    Rum Jungle, Batchelor
    Coomalie Shire, Northern Territory
    Australia

    Collected in 2010 from the world-class "Rum Jungle" locality, this piece is a true gem from Down Under. This cabinet sized specimen consists of small prismatic crystals of "apple" green Pyromorphite scattered across the top of rich velvety Malachite. There are hundreds of lustrous Pyromorphite crystals covering every inch of the surface. The underneath side exhibits a spattering of yellow Pyromorphite crystals on a rust colored matrix. Specimens collected in 2010 have a special characteristic about them - intense drusy Pyromorphite coverage over botryoidal Malachite. Brown's Prospect was flooded not long after this was collected, and the production of the mine has slowly dwindled ever since. Without a doubt, this is a real collector specimen, and it has a quite appealing hue for a Pyromorphite. This exceptional mineral comes with a custom base for elegant display in any a cabinet of quality specimens.
    Overall Measurements: 7.48 x 5.04 x 1.97 inches (19.00 x 12.80 x 5.00 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. D. Rosewall and P. Melville

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


    Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000.

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    November, 2017
    4th Saturday
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