PYROMORPHITE

$850.00
$850.00

Flashy miniature consisting of dozens and dozens of barrel-shaped pyromorphite crystals centered around a large, bright orange main crystal in a very sculptural arrangement. Most of the smaller crystals have cream-colored terminations, which is an uncommon and very desirable sight for specimens from the famous Bunker Hill. A super interesting feature of this specimen is a few "casts" where the cluster grew over former crystals that were intergrown with the rest and later dissolved. Thus, this piece could be considered an epimorph! The whole thing is in excellent condition, the main crystal is pristine and just has some etching along the top. Pyro's from this legendary and long-defunct mine are considered some of the best worldwide and they're getting more valuable year by year, especially ones as as well-formed, unique, and sculptural as this. 

 

Locality:

Bunker Hill Mine, Yreka Mining District, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA