Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 5.0 x 4.1 cm
Bastenberg Mine, Ramsbeck, Meschede, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
A beautiful specimen of 3-dimensional quartz matrix hosting bright, waxy-lustrous crystals of grass-green pyromorphite. This came from a big surprise find in April, 1997 at this old locality. I had bought the specimen at the time from a German dealer, and lost track of it here (as pathetic as this sounds...) until we found this old flat turn up in our recent move (May of 2010). It is a superb and colorful example for the size rage, and locale. Few, I was told, had such rich coverage