Appealing pyromorphite miniature with bright orange color and a wet, glossy luster. Guatomo is an old lead mine that was worked for many years industrially before artisanal specimen collecting was done by a pair of Italian mineral dealers between 1996 and 1998. The locale is more commonly known for the mimetite that came out of there; these arsenic-rich pyromorphites come up on the market much less frequently, usually only seen on auction. In my opinion, as far as color and luster go, these pieces rival the great pyro's to come out of the legendary Bunker Hill Mine.



Guatomo Mine, Tham Thalu, Bannang Sata District, Yala Province, Thailand



3.5 x 3 x 2 cm