Dragon Minerals - November 6, 2020 Update

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Pyromorphite - $8
Zeehan District, West Coast Municipality, Tasmania, Australia
Thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm
1.6 grams (including mount)
Specimen status: Reserved     Send an email with specimen number to order

A cluster of opaque, green to tan pyromorphite crystals which are labeled as 'hinsdalite pseudomorph after pyromorphite'. I see no strong evidence of a pseudomorph. In addition, a Mindat discussion suggests that the 'hinsdalite' might instead be plumbogummite (tan). Comparing with Mindat photos suggest a more precise locality might be the Pyromorphite lode, Zeehan Queen Mine. [This locality assignment has been confirmed by an Australian collector.] Regardless, it's still a nice small pyromorphite (maybe with benefits?) thumbnail. The original specimen label hints it was part of the collection of noted micromounter László Horváth. No damage.

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