1.8" Apple-Green Pyromorphite Crystal Cluster - China

This is a cluster of vibrant green pyromorphite crystals from the Daoping Mine in the Guangxi Zhaung Autonomous Region of China.

Pyromorphite is a mineral species composed of lead chlorophosphate: Pb5(PO4)3Cl, sometimes occurring in sufficient abundance to be mined as an ore of lead. It forms small, hexagonal crystals ranging from dark green to yellow, to orange.

The lead in pyromorphite can be harmful if absorbed into the blood stream by inhalation or ingestion. The crystals won't pose a health hazard just sitting on a shelf but it would be recommended to wash your hands after handling.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Pyromorphite
LOCATION
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Zhaung A.R., China
SIZE
1.8" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#179819