Pyromorphite on malachite
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Hunan Metals Corporation Lease, Rum Jungle, near Batchelor, Northern Territory, Australia <br /><br />3" across <br /><br />This piece is one of the finest examples of this rare combination of mineral species. It consist of hundreds of small, highly lustrous, greenish-yellow, sharp crystals of pyromorphite on a matrix of deep green malachite. This combination is not found as eye visible specimens at any other mineral locality. <br /><br />Fewer than 500 of these combination specimens were mined during the dry season of 2010 from a small mining lease operated by Hunan Metals Corporation at Rum Jungle, near Batchelor in the Northern Territory of Australia. The lease is within walking distance of Brown's Deposit. <br /><br />Prospects for production of more specimens is bleak since the pit where this piece was found is now flooded and the water cannot be pumped out economically.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This piece was bought from Robert Sielecki during a party at his "Crystal Universe", Melbourne warehouse in 2011.  </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photo by Matthew Webb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   </p>

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