Pyromorphite on Malachite
Cabinet, 10.2 x 8.2 x 2.6 cm
Rum Jungle, Batchelor, Northern Territory, Australia
Botryoids of deep green malachite, to 1.3 cm across, are each festooned with dozens of doubly terminated, lustrous and translucent, drusy, apple-green pyromorphite. The two colors of green contrast nicely with one another. This is classic material now from a onetime find of several years ago at this otherwise old deposit. This plate is particularly aesthetic, to my eye, compared to others in its size range, and is very "sparkly," as well. It seems that this was once and done, as I have not seen mre hit the market of the same overall combination and quality in several years.