2.4" Red-Orange Pyromorphite Formation - Bunker Hill Mine, Idaho

This is a breathtaking aggregation of red-orange pyromorphite from the Bunker Hill Mine in Shoshone County, Idaho. The crystals have a stunning luster, some yellow-green coloration, and would make an excellent addition to any mineral collection.

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.
FOR SALE
$735
DETAILS
SPECIES
Pyromorphite
LOCATION
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone Co., Idaho
SIZE
2.4 x 1.75"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#208045