Pyromorphite -Classic locale 1880, altering to Galena
Pyromorphite -Classic locale 1880, altering to Galena Pyromorphite -Classic locale 1880, altering to Galena Pyromorphite -Classic locale 1880, altering to Galena
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Pyromorphite -Classic locale 1880, altering to Galena (Ref: 17.1-744)

Grube Kautenbach, Kautenbach, Hunsruck, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
39mm x 29mm x 26mm
minID: NX7-0AF
A fine, vintage classic specimen of very large Pyromorphite crystals that are partly altered to Galena but are mostly still Pyro. The Kautenbach mine is one of the most distinctive of all European locales and the Galena Pseudomorphs are highly prized. Pyromorphite in sharp hexagons to 2.5 CM across with some zones of Galena coatings and alterations. The oldest label lists a date of 1880, and this is in remarkable condition given that age. Most crystal faces are sharp and complete but some minor edge wear is present. Excellent patina, the Pyro crystals are huge for the location and about as large as were found. Perhaps not a "beautiful" mineral specimen but to many collectors these old Pyros are real treasures. Choice.
Data last checked on 20th Sep 2022 - specimen may no longer be available

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