Dims: 1.66x1.25x0.78" (4.22x3.17x1.97cm)
Wt: 1.49oz (42.3g)
Tong Ping Mine, Guang Xi Provence, China
These light green crystals of pyromorphite have the typical hexagonal barrel shapes, translucent appearance, vitreous luster, and concave terminations of pyromorphite. The presentation is relatively close to the host rock - there is very little of a branching tree appearance. Close examination reveals that some of the smaller crystals are yellowish, some colorless, and some brown (especially on the bottom). Indeed, the host rock appears to be mostly pyromorphite, with an addition of a brown mineral and a white one. There are at least two small areas of damage on the front where crystals fractured, although it takes a close examination to find them.