Yellow Pyromorphite Crystals

Pyromorphite
Lead Phosphate Chloride, Pb5(PO4)3Cl

Pyromorphite is a member of the apatite group. It is an uncommon mineral which occurs in the oxidized portion of lead deposits. Pyromorphite is typically associated with cerussite, limonite, smithsonite, anglesite, malachite, wulfenite, vanadinite and other oxidized minerals.

Stuart provides the following remarks:

"The Bunker Hill mine in Kellogg, Idaho has produced some of the very finest Pyromorphite's on Earth. I would dare say that for yellow color and crystal size it is unsurpassed."


Rocks from Stuart Wilensky's Collection

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