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                                                                                                                                             Pyromorphite

JC12391.  Pyromorphite.  Neufang mine, Galgenberg, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Goslar district, Lower Saxony, Germany.   5 x 7 cm 78g.   $150.00.   Very rarely seen for sale are old specimens from the Neufang mine.   As seen here, small crystals on a darkish limonite/hematite matrix.   Probably dates prior to the 1900's.  Ex Crowley collection #1394
JC12391.  Closer view.   
JC12390.  Pyromorphite, barite.   Old Rake vein, Bunto Hush, (North); Gunnerside Gill, Swaledale, North Yorkshire. 5 x 7.5 cm 129g.   $70.00     These are from a fairly recent find at this previously un-noted mine.   First one of these I've seen.     From Paul Nicholson Collection.  Green, sub botryoidal to micro crystalline pyromorphite on matrix and also coating small barite crystals.  
JC12390.   Closer view.   
JC12390.   Back side showing some of the small blades of barite.  
JC12371.   Pyromorphite.  Daoping mine, Gongcheng county, Guilin, Guangxi, China.   4 x 6.5 x 7.5 cm   392g.  $150.00.    Group of olive green crystals in nice cavity for depth.  A few broken crystals are present, common for a lot of these.   Oddly enough, the original hand written label on this just said "Sherman mine".   I think the label was mixed up with another piece.  I looked it over carefully, and it does not look quite right for the Sherman mine in Idaho.    These are from an older collection, and this piece was most likely collected in the early 2000's.    
JC12371.  Close up bottom right.  
JC12371.  Close up top right.   
JC12346.   Pyromorphite.   San Luis Mine, San José, Guazapares Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.  4.5 x 9 cm 144g.   $335.00.    Ex Scott Maylen collection.   Lime/yellow green across the face, and sparser on the back.   These have become quite hard to come by these days.  This is a nice pretty representative piece.   
JC12346.  Closer view.   
JC12346.  Back side.  
JC11936A.  Pyromorphite.   Pcheloyad Mine, Momchilgrad, Kardzhali Province, Bulgaria.   About 1 cm crystal.  $5.00
JC11936B   Pyromorphite.   Pcheloyad Mine, Momchilgrad, Kardzhali Province, Bulgaria.   About 1 cm crystal.  $5.00
JC11936C.   Pyromorphite.   Pcheloyad Mine, Momchilgrad, Kardzhali Province, Bulgaria.   About 1 cm crystal.  $5.00
JC11785.   Pyromorphite.  Daoping mine, Gongcheng county, Guilin, Guangxi, China.   4 x 5.5 cm   14g.  $50.00.   A flat plate of yellow crystals with just a hint of green.   
JC11785.  Close up view. 
JC11784.   Pyromorphite.  Daoping mine, Gongcheng county, Guilin, Guangxi, China.  4 x 4.5 cm  117g.  $125.00.   Pretty miniature from the early finds at this mine. 
JC11784.  Another view. 
JC11783.   Pyromorphite.  Daoping mine, Gongcheng county, Guilin, Guangxi, China.   3.5 x 5 cm  101g.   $250.00.    A super miniature of pyromorphite from here.   This piece is from the first big find of several years ago now.   There are a lot out there for sale, but very few are of this quality from the early finds.  
JC11783.   Another view.  
JC11782.  Pyromorphite.  Daoping Mine (Tangping Mine), Gongcheng Co., Guilin, Guangxi, China.    4 x 5 cm 93g.   $250.00.  Nice grass green crystals with bright luster.  
JC11782.   Another view.   
JC11526.   Pyromorphite.  9 level, Jersey vein, Bunker Hill mine, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene district, Shoshone county, Idaho.  4 x 6 x 10.5 cm  $285.00.   One of the earlier pieces from this find.   Orange to slightly brownish orange crystals.  
JC11526.  Slightly closer view.  
JC11526.   Close up. 
JC11526.  Close up.  
JC11496.   Pyromorphite.  Black Star pit, Mount Isa mine, Mount Isa City Shire, Queensland, Australia.   2.8 x 5.3 x 8.2 cm  107g.  $150.00.   Nice coverage on a sort of weird matrix...it looks like wood.    
JC11496.   Close up.  
JC11475.  Pyromorphite.   Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.  6.5 x 7 cm 211g.  $295.00.   Solid coating of mustard color crystals with yellow tips, which are typical from this mine.
JC11475.  Close up.
JC11446.  Pyromorphite.  Daoping Lead-Zinc mine, Goncheng county, Guilin prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China.  5 x 6 cm  140g.  $125.00.   Light green crystals with many of them with little feather like aggregates on the tips of the crystals.   
JC11446.  Another view.  
JC11446.  Another view. 
JC11446.  Close up.
JC11446.  Close up.  
JC11364.  Pyromorphite.  Black Star open cut, Mount Isa mines, Mount Isa, City of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.   7 x 11 cm  179g.  $225.00   Dense coverage of typical crystals from the Black Star cut.   There is some damage across the middle, visible in this photo.   Better than average piece from here.   
JC11364.   Close up of the upper left.  
JC11364.  Close up of the lower right. 
JC11247.   Pyromorphite.  Barbara vein, Hofsgrund (South field), Hofsgrund, Oberried, Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Freiburg Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.  6.5 x 9.5 cm  303g.  $125.00.   A liberal coating of small lime green crystals.  Rarely seen cabinet sized specimen.   
JC11247.  Closer view. 
JC11247.  Back side with old collection label.  
JC11221.   Pyromorphite.  Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK.  5 x 6 cm  57g.  $95.00.  Limey green/yellow green, some is mostly botryoidal, and others are sort of short squat spindles.   There are two generations of pyromorphite.   The first generation, sort of orange looking crystals that were then overgrown with the more yellow-green/limey green ones. 
JC11221.  Closer view of the upper part of the specimen. 
JC11221.  Closer view of the lower part of the specimen.  
JC11127.  Pyromorphite.  Emilie II mine, Altweilnau, Weilrod, Hochtaunuskreis, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany.   2.5 x 6 cm  32g.  $58.00.  Nice example from this mine with good coverage. 
JC11086.  Pyromorphite.   East Stayvoyage Vein, Wanlock Dod, Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK.   3 x 5 cm  57g  $25.00.    A myriad of tiny pyromorphite crystals covering most of the specimen.  I was told this was collected in 1983.   
JC11086.   Close up.
JC10953.  Pyromorphite, quartz.  Sarrowcole vein, Laverock Hall, Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Scotland,. United Kingdom.  4.2 x 7 cm  106g.   $75.00    Collected in 1982.  The pyromorphites are implanted on drusy quartz crystals...fairly typical for the locality.   
JC10953.   Closer view.  
JC10741.  Pyromorphite.  Daoping mine, Gongcheng county, Guilin, Guangxi, China.  3.5 x 4 x 9 cm 123g  $90.00.   Lime green/yellow green crystals on quartz matrix.  Bright luster.  
JC10741.  Back side.  
10741.  Closer view. 
JC10741.  Closer view.  
JC10735.  Pyromorphite.  Barstow's Trench, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells mining region, Cumbria, England.   6 x 6 cm 181g.    $40.00.   Small, yellow green crystals on quartz, occupying some small vug openings in the quartz.   Specimens from here are getting hard to come by. 
JC10735.  Close up view.  
JC10554.  Pyromorphite.  El General mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.   7.5 x 7.5 cm   94g  $95.00.   An uncommon occurrence specimen.  The mine produced a limited number of these several years ago, and no more since.   They are yellow, yellow green and olive crystals coating the face of the rock matrix.    
JC10554.   Closer view.  
JC10550.  Pyromorphite.  Vereinigung mine, Eisenbach, Selters, Limburg-Weilburg, Giessen retion, Hesse, Germany.   4.5 x 7 cm  94g  $85.00.    Rarely ever seen from this mine, this old piece features green/olive green crystals coating a grayish matrix of quartz.  Good for this classic locality.  
JC10550.   Slightly different angle.  
JC10550.   Closer view.  
JC10550.  Closer view.  
JC10515.  Pyromorphite.   La Vidale mine, Asprières, Aveyron, Occitanie, France.  4.5 x 6 cm  178g.  $95.00.    Yellow green waxy, almost botryoidal pyromorphite.   
JC10515.  Closer view.  
JC10464.  Pyromorphite.   Daoping Mine , Gongcheng Co., Guilin, Guangxi, China.  3 x 7.5 cm  97g.  $150.00.  Nice lime green crystals, many of them hoppered.  

 

JC10464.  Another view.  
JC10452.  Pyromorphite    Jeanette Mine, Kransberg, Usingen, Hochtaunuskreis, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany.  5 x 6 x 6 cm    218g   $50.00.   Light green crystals and aggregates coating somewhat rusty quartz.  
JC10452.  A different view.  
JC10452.  Closer view.  
JC10386.  Pyromorphite.  San Andrés Mine, Espiel, Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain.  4.5 x 6 cm   150g.  $85.00.   Solid mass of lime green to yellowish lime green.   From the late 1990's find.   

 

JC10386.   Another view.  
JC10373.  Pyromorphite.  Resuperferolitica Mine, Minas Viejas, Santa Eufemia, Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain.  10 x 13 cm   766g.  $250.00   Sawn back.   Olive to slightly orangish olive crystals heavily coating the display face.  Rare to have a nice cabinet specimen from this mine.  
JC10373.   Side view.  
JC10373.   Another view. 
JC10373.  Close up view. 
JC10373.  Close up view. 
JC10373.  Close up view. 
JC10279.  Pyromorphite.  Wheatley mine, Phoenixville district, Schuylkill township, Chester county, Pennsylvania.   6 x 7.5 cm  126g.  $40.00.   Typical olive green crystals on oxidized, quartzose matrix.   
JC10279.   Close up.  
JC10223.  Pyromorphite.  Barstow'w cut/trench, Roughton Gill South Lode, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.  7 x 9 cm  441g.   $98.00.  Collected in 1978 by Richard Barstow.  Lime green crystals in somewhat rusty quartz matrix.   The trench/cut has been filled in, and no more specimens will be produced from this particular location.  
JC10223.  Close up.
JC10223.  Close up.
JC10129.  Pyromorphite.  Katzenpfad mine, Monzelfeld, Hunsruck, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.   5 x 10 cm  108g.  $70.00.   A mine that has seldom produced pyromorphite specimens.   Nice lime/yellow green crystals scattered over a quartz matrix.  Rare specimen.  
JC10129.  Close up view left end.
JC10129.  Close up view, right end. 
JC10105.  Pyromorphite.  Driggith mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom.   4.5 x 10 cm   161g.  $60.00  Rounded crystals covering most of the quartz matrix.   Probably from the open cut and collected in the 1970's.  
JC10105.   Closer view.
JC10103.  Pyromorphite Berezovsk Mine, Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya Oblast, Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia.  5.5 x 7 cm   192g.  $200.00.   Good coverage of orange and green pyromorphite from this rare location. 
JC10103.  Close up
JC9996.  Pyromorphite, Bwlch Glas mine, Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Ceredigion, Wales, United Kingdom.   4.9 x 7.1 cm  54g.  $120.00.   Covering of green crystals on quartz matrix.  Probably collected in the 1970's.  
JC9924.  Pyromorphite.    Barbara vein, Hofsgrund, Schauinsland district, Black Forest, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.    5 x 9.5 cm  169g.   $40.00.   Bright green, small crystals encrusting the matrix.  
JC9924.   Back side.   
JC9925Pyromorphite.    Barbara vein, Hofsgrund, Schauinsland district, Black Forest, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.  4.5 x 7.5 cm  117g.  $35.00.    Small, bright lime green crystals in vugs and partially coating the matrix.  
JC9926Pyromorphite.    Barbara vein, Hofsgrund, Schauinsland district, Black Forest, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.  3 x 6.5 cm  88g.  $35.00.   Lime green crystals coating matrix and in a small, linear vug across the bottom of the piece.  
JC9927Pyromorphite.    Barbara vein, Hofsgrund, Schauinsland district, Black Forest, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.  3 x 4 cm  21g.  $15.00.   Lime green crystals as seen in this photo. 
JC9929Pyromorphite.    Barbara vein, Hofsgrund, Schauinsland district, Black Forest, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.  2 x 2.5 cm  10g.  $10.00.    Thumbnail with nice coverage of crystals.  
JC9919.  Pyromorphite.  Hard Rigg Edge, Hartside, Cumbria, United Kingdom.  4 x 10 cm   95g.  $40.00.   Coating of small crystals as seen.  Waxy luster, not much sparkle.  
JC9845.   Pyromorphite.  Daoping mine, Gongcheng county, Guilin prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China.  5.5 x 8.5 cm  340g.  $175.00.  Highly lustrous, wet look, pyromorphite in curtain like crystal aggregates.  Pretty piece with great color and luster.  
JC9845.  Another view.  
JC9784. Pyromorphite.  Daoping mine, Gongcheng county, Guilin prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China  4.5 x 6 cm  126g.  $28.00.   Pale green crystals from this noteworthy location in China.   Bright luster on the crystals.  
JC9478.  Pyromorphite.  Pyromorphite mine, Mineral claim 24456, Mt. Shoobridge, Norther Territory, Australia.   5 x 6.8 cm  223g.   $175.00.   A nearly solid mass of yellow green/lime green crystals.   These are from a little mining venture to procure pyromorphite specimens from this prospect.  The find is quite limited, and very few specimens were produced.  A rather different locality and not related to the Rum Jungle locality.  
JC9478.  Back side.  
JC9445.  Pyromorphite.  Little Giant mine, nr. Mullan, Coeur d'Alene district, Shoshone county, Idaho.   5.5 x 10 cm  296g.  $150.00.   I collected the Little Giant in 1970, and sold most of the specimens collected.  At that time pyromorphite was very abundant in the mine, and it was obvious it had not been heavily collected.   Later, commercial collectors pretty much cleaned the place out of decent specimens.  This is one of the pieces from the 1970 effort.    Somewhat grayish green crystals on a hard metamorphic rock.   Typical of the material available at that time. 
JC9439.   Pyromorphite.  Les Farges mine, Ussel, Correze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.  3.5 x 7 cm  100g.  $150.00  Piled up grouping of olive green crystals on quartz.  
JC9439.  Another view.  
JC9425.  Pyromorphite.  San Andrés Mine, Espiel (Villaviciosa de Córdoba), Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain.  6.5 x 9.5 cm  566g.  $290.00.  A classic specimen of lime green to slightly yellowish green crystals.  Nice size piece with heavy coverage of pyromorphite...not much matrix in this one.  A little bit of damage to the front easily seen in the photo...it does not really detract from the specimen.   Front and back views are shown.   These were collected in 1997.    Ex:  Jordi Povill collection. 
JC9425.  Back side.  
JC9425.  Back side, slightly different angle.  
JC9420.  Pyromorphite.  Les Farges mine, Ussel, Ussel, Correze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.     7 x 9 cm  377g.   $225.00   A matrix coated with small, stubby, black quartz crystals is nearly totally covered with mustard/olive pyromorphite crystals.  A few of the quartz crystal tips can be seen peeking through the pyromorphite, although they are a bit rusty looking.  A few small, acicular cerussite crystals are on the back.  A few broken crystals here and there.   
JC9420.  Close up of upper part of the specimen...the tip of a rusty quartz crystal can be seen on the upper right. 
JC9420.  Close up of central part of area.  
JC9420.  Closer view of bottom 2/3 of specimen.  
JC9334.  Pyromorphite.  San Andres mine, Espiel, Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain.  7 x 11 cm  404g.  $45.00.   Light/pale lime green crystals scattered through what appears to be a quartzitic breccia. 
JC9334.  Another view. 
JC9314.  Pyromorphite.  Hofsgrund (South field), Schauinsland Pb-Zn mining district, Black Forest, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.  5.5 x 7.5 cm  79g.  $75.00.   A green coating of micro crystals has larger pyromorphite crystals scattered over the surface.  Classic Black Forest area pyromorphite specimen. 
JC9314.  Close up view. 
JC9241. Pyromorphite.  Daoping mine, Gongcheng county, Guilin prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China.  5.5 x 7.5 cm  71g.   $60.00.   A flat plate, rather thin with one side coated with crystals.   
JC9241.  Another view. 
JC9242.  Pyromorphite.  Pfingstwiese mine, Bad Ems district, Lahn valley, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.  6.5 x 8 cm   208g.  $75.00.   Nice coverage of crystals from this lesser known mine in the Bad Ems district.   Color is a pale lime green with a tannish discoloration in one angle...probably clay. 

 



 

JC9242.  Another view.  
JC9152.  Pyromorphite.  Moulay Bouazza, Khenifra province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra region, Morocco.   5 x 5.5 cm.  67g.  $45.00.  Pretty little piece from this limited find in Morocco. 
JC9108.  Pyromorphite.  Moulay Bouzza, Khenifra province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra, Morocco.   5 x 7.5 cm  133g.  $75.00  Bright, lime/yellow green crystals from this find of a few years ago.  
JC9104.  Pyromorphite.  Moulay Bouazza area, Khenifra province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra region, Morocco.   3.5 x 5.5 cm  106g.  $45.00.   From the recent find in Morocco.  I searched all through the Moroccan dealers hoping to score several of these.  Unfortunately, at least in the dealers I went through, they were few and far between.  This one wasn't too bad, so I went ahead and purchased it.  Prices were all over the place on these...some like this were well over $100.   A bit of damage on the central, lower front, easily seen in this photo.  
JC9104.  Another view.  
JC6687.  Pyromorphite.  Grube Jeanette, Kransberg, Usingen, Taunas, Hesse, Germany.   4 x 6 cm  976g.  $25.00.   Lime green, botryoids (campylite like) on white matrix.  The botryoids are somewhat crude.  
JC6687.  Another view. 
JC6447.  Pyromorphite, malachite.  Brown's open pit, "The Pizza Pocket", Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia.  5.5 x 7 cm  99g.   $400.00.    Olive with a hint of lime green colored crystals on green malachite.  Pizza Pocket was named for the layered effect the specimens had, with horizontal openings in the pit wall; this pocket tended to have a lot of flat plates of crystals.   This one is a little more botryoidal, giving it a 3 dimensional effect.  No damage
JC6447.  Another view.
JC6447.  Reverse
JC6446.  Pyromorphite, malachite.  Brown's open pit, "Pizza Pocket", Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia.   5.5 x 7.5 cm   210g.  $450.00.   Olive with a hint of lime green colored crystals on green malachite.  Pizza Pocket was named for the layered effect the specimens had, with horizontal openings in the pit wall; this pocket tended to have a lot of flat plates of crystals.   This one is a little more botryoidal, giving it a 3 dimensional effect.   No damage
JC6446.  A closer view
JC6446.  Reverse.
JC6131.  Pyromorphite.  Daoping Pb-Zn mine, Goncheng Co., Guilin prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China.  3.0 x 3.8 cm  17g.  $35.00
JC6129.  Pyromorphite.  Daoping Pb-Zn mine, Goncheng Co., Guilin prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China.  2.9 x 3.8 cm  22g.  $35.00.  
JC6120.  Pyromorphite.  Daoping Pb-Zn mine, Goncheng Co., Guilin prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China.   3.5 x 4.2 cm   34g.   $25.00.    On crude quartz crystals. 
JC4445.  Pyromorphite  Daoping Lead-Zinc mine, Goncheng county, Guilin prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China. 2.3 x 3.2 cm  12g.  $15.00.  Location now closed.