MCB09 Pyromorphite
Gongcheng Area, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
4.0x 3.0x 2.1 cm

A nice specimen of the recent “matcha” pyromorphite from one of the small mines in the hills surrounding Gongcheng. Pyromorphite was first discovered in this area around 1999 and in the years since there have been numerous pockets and habits discovered at various artisanal diggings. These are probably one of the more distinctive habits, both for their somewhat different color (I've seen them described as “matcha”, but this would be pretty crappy matcha!) and the crisp hoppering of the crystals. Priced somewhat cheaper than what I’ve seen elsewhere.

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