Pyromorphite Altering to Galena, With Secondary Pyromorphite
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm
Kautenbach Mine, Bernkastel, Mosel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Ex. Dr. Gary Hansen
This is an outstanding and IMPORTANT example of this classic replacement and should be considered one of the most important pieces in the collection. It has good aesthetics and no damage, excellent pedigree, and unusually large crystals to 2 cm, which place it among the best such specimens to be available on the market. Many such specimens are only partially replaced but this one shows complete replacement! ON TOP OF THAT, it shows a rare secondary growth of pyromorphite AFTER the replacement - I have never seen this before!