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    PYROMORPHITE
    Dao Ping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Central South Region, People's Republic of China
    The first indication that China might have some decent Pyromorphite specimens was around 15 or 20 years ago. At that time, hammered specimens with good color started to appear. Two or three years later they showed up in undamaged condition. Prices went up along with condition. This specimen dates from that period. It shows the hollow hexagonal type of habit normal for this locality along with a bright and almost chatoyant luster also typical with material from this locality. The color is light chartreuse to lime green, which contrasts nicely against the tan gossan type matrix that the Pyromorphite has grown out from. Little or no visible damage - a fine specimen that measures 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ x 2 ½ inches with the largest crystal ¾ inch on edge; it has a custom labeled acrylic base.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
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