Dims: 1.85x1.00x0.63" (4.71x2.53x1.60cm)
Wt: 1.18oz (33.5g)
Tong Ping Mine, Guang Xi Provence, China
This pyromorphite is a darker green than usual, the color reminds me of heulandite. These crystals do have the tpical hexagonal barrel shapes, and are translucent, and the crystals are either a deep green or brown in color. The brown appears to be due to inclusions - the brown crystals are opaque and a little more weathered in appearance, otherwise looking just like the green ones. These crystals have more of a jagged termination. Most of the crystals on the bottom are brown, and many on top have a brown cast which appears to be due to a coating of limonite. Several crystals show a sharp transition from opaque brown to translucent green. The specimen is nearly pure pyromorphite, and I don't even see an attachment point, yet the form is a branching tree (well, it is so dense that I would rather describe it as a "shrub").