Plumbogummite a. Pyromorphite

$12,000

Plumbogummite a. Pyromorphite:

In stock

SKU: 34094 Locality: Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China Dimensions: 5.5 X 10.3 X 7.5 cm

Description: 

Plumbogummite is a rare lead aluminum phosphate mineral first discovered in France in the early 19th century, but better-known from the classic Caldbeck Fells locality in Cumbria, England. While almost always a vibrant shade of blue-green, for hundreds of years the most one could except from a plumbogummite specimen was a thin botryoidal coating, or perhaps small growths on pyromorphite crystals. Enter the Yangshuo mine in Southern China’s scenic Guilin Province in 2015. Previously known for it’s world-class pyromorphite crystals, the Yangshuo-Daoping mining complex stunned the mineral collecting world with a large pocket of electric-blue plumbogummite pseudomorphs after pyromorphite crystals.

Due to our unique history and numerous contacts in China, Collector’s Edge Minerals was able to acquire this important find in it’s entirely shortly after its discovery. This outstanding specimen is in the top 1% of pieces for the find, and is a very aesthetic group of large (up to 4.5+ cm!) barrel-shaped pyromorphite crystals which have been mostly replaced by blue plumbogummite. The color is exceptional for the species and find, and the crystals form divergent sprays which seem to radiate out from many different points, creating an overall look that is visually-stunning. It is rare to find a mineral specimen that is both aesthetically exceptional and rare, and this contemporary Chinese classic fits that bill perfectly. Annette Slade Photo.

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