- Miniature, 5.1 x 4.1 x 3.6 cm
- Society Girl Mine, Moyie, British Columbia, Canada
- Ex. Dr. Gary Hansen
By all accounts, this is one of the best Canadian pyromorphites. It certainly stands the test of comparison with those from other localities and has a great color reminiscent of the best new Chinese material, but crystals of sharper form and brighter luster. This old mine is of course famous for old pyromorphite specimens, but I have seen only thumbnails and a few bunged-up and non-impressive miniatures. This one is competition-worthy. The mine has been defunct for over a decade and I am told there is no chance of more pyros coming to light, amking this quite irreplaceable. NOTE: This is the only piece in the offering NOT from the Hansen collection, though it fit in so well with the suite in terms of quality and significance that I included it here. It is an old piece from the private collection of a Canadian dealer/collector friend of mine named Marty Lewadny, which he in turn obtained many years ago from a previous Canadian collection.