Plumbogummite ps Pyromorphite
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin Pref., Guangxi Zhuang, China
Miniature, 5.1 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm
A cluster of vertically oriented, plumbogummite-replaced crystals to 4 cm in length exhibit hopper growth at the terminations and are colored a light sky blue on the upper 2/3 of their length. The bases still have lustrous, olive green remnants of their original pyromorphite paragenesis. Minor damage on periphery, as is typical of the material. Superb and balanced all around, this is one of the better miniatures for my taste (not so many smaller sized pieces were recovered for some reason).