Hinsdalite, Pyromorphite
Toenail, 3.0 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm
Pyromorphite lode, Zeehan Queen mine ("Sylvester-Queen"), Zeehan, Zeehan district, Tasmania, Australia
Hinsdalite is a rare lead sulfate/phosphate and to find it pseudomorphing a rich bed of acicular pyromorphite crystals artistically set on matrix is indeed, RARE. There are even 3 un-pseudomorphed green pyromorphite sprays, which makes it even RARER! This fine, old-time thumbnail is from the Zeehan Queen Mine of Tasmania, Australia. Ex. Carl Davis Collection.