Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 6.0 x 4.9 cm
Horcajo, Ciudad Real, Spain
Ex. Smithsonian Institution; Carl Bosch; Dr. Gary Hansen
A shockingly-colored, intense green pyro of a hue I thought only came from Bunker Hill (and, recently, China and another nearby locality in Spain). This large and hefty specimen is covered with intense green hoppered crystals from the original major pyromorphite locality of Spain. True, green pyro has been found in Spain recently but the color isn't nearly as bright and the crystals are much smaller. Though there is some minor damage due to mining or the specimen's 100-year shelf-life, it is really in pretty good shape overall and displays well. I think it is quite significant, aside from the pedigree and age (at least 100 years).