Description

    Pyromorphite
    Mine des Farges
    Ussel, Corrèze
    Limousin
    France
    6.50 x 5.00 x 1.10 inches (16.50 x 12.70 x 2.80 cm)

    The lovely contrast between the orange portions of the Gossan matrix against the bright green of the Pyromorphite has made specimens from this now-closed locality very desirable. Scattered irregularly over the brown and orange matrix are flat-topped prisms, ranging in size from microscopic to around 0.25 inch (6.5 mm) in length and breadth. Most of the hexagonal crystals possess flat terminations of matte luster, while the sides of the prisms are brilliantly lustrous. Several of the larger crystals show a "hopper" type of growth often seen in this mineral. There are a couple of crystals off to one side with minimal damage. This specimen, in excellent condition, comes complete with a custom acrylic base.
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Keith Proctor [Hoppel #D1943]

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


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2016
    6th-13th Thursday-Thursday
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