Plumbogummite aft. Pyromorphite #2 Thumbnail Specimen (Yangshuo Mine, China)
*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection!
Mineral Name: Plumbogummite (blue) after Pyromorphite (yellow) (Pseudomorph)
Locality: Yangshuo Mine, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang AR, China
Dimensions: 0.65" x 0.50" (17mm x 13mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: Pyromorphite is a rare lead phosphate mineral, and plumbogummite is the corresponding secondary mineral. At one time, these minerals were worth their weight in platinum! In 2013-2014, the small hand-worked mining in Daoping lead deposit yielded amazing yellow and powder blue crystals display pseudomorphing (replacement of an original mineral, with the original structure preserved by a secondary mineral).
Care Notes: Like all metallic minerals, this should be kept out of the elements, out of water, and never used internally.
Healing Keywords: Pyromorphite is associated with vigor, vitality, and personal strength. Plumbogummite is associated with luck, stress release, and increased focus and concentration.
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