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pyromorphyte from China

pyromorphyte from China


China pyromorphyte


Stunning green crystals!

It deserves its place in the most refined collections!


  • Origin: Daoping Mine, Gongcheng Co., Gullin Guangxi, China.
  • Size: 13cm by 8cm by 4cm
  • Chemical formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
  • Crystal system: Hexagonal
  • Hardness Mohs scale: 3.50 to 4.00
  • Definition: Pyromorphite is a mineral species composed of anhydrous lead chloro-phosphate. It also contains traces of fluorine, radium, calcium, chromium and vanadium. Pyromorphite forms common pseudomorphs with galena and cerussite . It should be noted that the polysphaerite variety considered for a long time as a calcic variety of pyromorphite has been raised to the rank of species and recognized by the IMA under the name of phosphohedyphane .
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