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Pyromorphite


Pyromorphite is a lead phosphate chloride. Hausmann (1813) named the mineral by combing Greek roots pyr, fire, and morphe, form, since the mineral assumes a crystalline form when cooling off from a melt.

This is a single cavernous pyromorphite crystal, free of matrix. The color seems to grade from a green color at the center becoming first green-yellow and finally yellow-green towards the extremities. The top of the termination is almost brown.

Price: $45

Item code: MS1460

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