Orange 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 same goes for this specimen as the yellow one. There is no doubt that orange colored Pyromorphite reigns supreme at the Bunker Hill Mine. These are among the largest orange crystals ever found."


Rocks from Stuart Wilensky's Collection

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