This exquisite pyromorphite displays phenomenal color and luster, with larger, doubly-terminated crystals present. Many of the barrel-shaped crystals are hoppered, all shooting out in different directions. Some of the crystals are grown with both ends standing free from the cluster, one termination hoppered and the other pointed. The largest crystal has a bunch of smaller side growths parallel to the main one, making it look almost like an elestial quartz. From the Daoping Mine in Guilin, China, considered by many to be the best locale in the world for pyromorphite, impact pieces with color as rich as this are highly prized. Were it not for a ding on the end of one of the pyro’s, this piece would be going for much more. This comes from a recently discovered pocket of extravagant quality, the likes of which are rarely unearthed.



Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin, Guangxi Autonomous Region, China



6.1 x 4.8 x 2.6 cm