Pyromorphite #7 Thumbnail Specimen (Bunker Hill Mine, Shoshone Co., Idaho)
*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: Pyromorphite
Locality: Bunker Hill Mine, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA
Dimensions: 0.76” x 0.96” (20mm x 25mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: Pyromorphite from the US can vary in shades from a characteristically bright green, vibrant shade, to shades of warm orange and golden yellow as seen here. It forms different shapes including hoppered crystals. This cluster is aesthetically grown, in an elongated and distinctive shape.
Formation: Pyromorphite is a rare lead phosphate mineral, which forms in lead ore mines. At one time, these minerals were worth their weight in platinum!
Care Notes: As a lead mineral please wash hands after handling, and never ingest or inhale particles.
Healing Keywords: Pyromorphite is associated with vigor, vitality, and personal strength.
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