J11-01
Plumbogummite
Cabinet, 15.3 x 11.3 x 7.4 cm
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
SOLD

A very rare larger and fully covered example from the finds of 2006-2007 or thereabouts. The piece masses in just under a kilo! These are the world's richest specimens of the species, comparing favorably, at their best color, with the old mid-1800s material from England. This piece has gorgeous, velvety coverage of plumbogummite richly coating matrix and earlier mimetite crystals: Many of the stubby mimetites are altering or altered to plumbogummite. Although there is some bruising, as typical for the find, the piece displays dramatically and has more color and 3-dimensionality than most. It would be among the larger and more important examples of this find