BT606 Pyromorphite
Bunker Hill Mine, Shoshone Co., Idaho, United States
5.4X 4.1X 1.6 cm
$420

An excellent small cabinet specimen form the 1980's finds at the Bunker Hill Mine.  This piece has a highly saturated color, and the much sought afetr "wet" luster.

This is a classic specimen from a classic American locality, that also happens to be a superfund site. A few years ago the mining company ASARCO agreed to pay 1.8 billion USD to clean up various contaminated sites in the US, of which over $400 million was earmarked to fix damage caused by the Bunker Hill Mine and its smelter, which contaminated a lake and poisoned a river, among other things. BUT there is a silver lining to this story: we mineral people got some really great pyromorphite.









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