Plumbogummite ps Pyromorphite
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin Pref., Guangxi Zhuang, China
Small Cabinet, 10.0 x 6.5 x 6.0 cm
This elegant, large, complete-all-around cluster features fat plumbogummite crystals after pyromorphite that reach 5.5 cm in length. They are emplaced on a thin septum of matrix, and exhibit hopper growth at the terminations and are an attractive sky blue color. The base of the crystals still show the lustrous, olive green color of the ancestral pyromorphite. This is, as for the larger pieces, a very elegant example since most are rather more massive or show contacts, while this is complete all around with only a few trivial contacts at the periphery. It is a significant piece for the find.