Plumbogummite ps Pyromorphite
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin Pref., Guangxi Zhuang, China
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 6.1 x 4.6 cm
Emplaced on a bit of matrix are a few, diverging, fan shaped, stout sky blue crystals of plumbogummite to 4.5 cm in length, that clearly exhibit hopper growth at their terminations. Bits of the original green pyromorphite can be seen at the crystal bases. This is, for my taste, one of the most aesthetic of the specimens in this size range. The major pyromorphites that are replaced show more complete, less hackly terminations than on most from this pocket.