PGM08 Plumbogummite ps. Pyromorphite
Daoping-Yangshuo Orebody, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
4.8x 1.6x 2.1 cm
$750

An aesthetic miniuature specimen of pyromorphite, partially pseudomorphed to plumbogummite.  Judging from what I've seen, this is a rare smaller example of the highly desirable large hopper crystals. 

In my opinion, these have been the major find of the last several months, first appearing as a few "back of the room" specimens at Denver 2014, with more subsequently available from 2-3 dealers in Tucson.  While the smaller crystals were available at moderate prices, examples of large hopper crystals were relegated to the $4,500-15,000 range, even with the (significant) damage that virtually all of these seem to have. Part of the high price is probably because they were all small-cabinet and larger

As with most Chinese finds, the best come out at the beginning, and I consider pieces like this-- with the largest hoppered crystals-- to be in that category.  







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