Plumbogummite Pseudomorph Boxwork

Criss-cross pattern of blue Plumbogummite on Quartz.

Minerals: Plumbogummite (botryoidal, boxwork texture), pseudomorphed after Pyromorphite, with some uncovered yellow Pyromorphite, on Quartz matrix.
– Field of View: 4.5 cm (appr.)
– Found: China (Yangshuo Mine)
Photo: Leo Jahaan

 

Blue Plumbogummite balls surrounding a small vug.

Description: Botryoidal blue Plumbogummite on Quartz boxwork matrix.
– Field of View: 2.5 cm (appr.)
Photo: Leo Jahaan

 

Impressive display of boxwork texture and rich blue Plumbogummite-lined vug.

Description: Plumbogummite PSM after Pyromorphite, some minor yellow Pyromorphite visible.
– Specimen Size: 10.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm (appr.)
Photo: Leo Jahaan

 

Macro shot of the boxwork lines.

Description: Plumbogummite (detail view – boxwork texture)
– Field of View: 3 cm (appr.)
Photo: Leo Jahaan

 

Rear of the specimen showing more boxwork texture and Quartz.

Description: Rear of specimen showing botryoidal balls of Plumbogummite on boxwork Quartz matrix.
Photo: Leo Jahaan

 

Macro shot of vug.

Description: Botryoidal Plumbogummite (detail view inside small vug).
– Field of View: 2 cm (appr.)
Photo: Leo Jahaan

 

Interesting pseudomorph formation of Plumbogummite after Pyromorphite, above a botryoidal hill.

Description: Botryoidal Plumbogummite after Pyromorphite (detail view – small vug)
– Field of View: 2 cm (appr.)
Photo: Leo Jahaan

 

More boxwork Quartz with some yellow Pyromorphite.

Description: Boxwork texture, Quartz, Plumbogummite, Pyromorphite.
– Field of View: 2 cm (appr.)
Photo: Leo Jahaan