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Pyromorphite, Germany

Posted by Roger Lang  
Sebastian Möller March 12, 2011 06:09PM

Sorry for the long delay. Had to reorganize my collection and to look for a job. Collecton nearly done, job somewhere far away (no positions available in petrology).

Finally I got 4 (!) Pieces of Pyromorphite xls from Erzengel Gabriel Mine. The best one I bought today at eBay. When the specimen arrives, I will do some photos for this article.

Some information on Badenweiler are at my homepage. I do allow Roger and Rock to take information from my homepage for this project (Best Minerals).

Sebastian Möller
Holger Klapproth August 16, 2011 01:47PM
Hello Roger,

I hope this thread is not dying due to lack of interest. I finally got my camera adapter for my microscope and a new camera.... That allows me to make a lot better photographs. Here is my first update on Pyros (Haus Baden).

Please let me know if you are still interested in more Pyro pictures.

With best Regards

Roger Lang August 16, 2011 05:00PM
Hi Holger, all,
no time at the moment to continue (and i am still waiting for the Schauinsland text ;-) ) ... this will be a typical winter task. But pls continue to add pictures - the more the better we can select.

Rock Currier August 16, 2011 09:21PM
I am sure that Roger will be along to answer you shortly. Best minerals has been a bit inactive recently mostly because I have taken a break recently after doing most of what I could on the Pseudomorphs, though Kieth Harshbarger is working on a description of the various kinds of pseudomorphs. I have been spending some time working on cataloging my mineral collection, but Ill get back to work on best minerals pretty soon. I think a updating of the cerussite article may be next. It seems that when I get active in Best Minerals others do too.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Roger Lang August 16, 2011 09:35PM
Hey Rock,
see my post above!

.. this thread is not forgotten but sleeping
Holger Klapproth March 19, 2012 07:03PM
More Pyros !

This time a rather unusual specimen - from Riggenbach Mine in Münstertal, Black Froest. Though nothing too special in the way of international Pyromorphites, this is definitely a very good specimen for Münstertal.

Glück auf !


Pyromorphite, Riggenbach 12x6 cm

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/19/2012 07:24PM by Holger Klapproth.
Holger Klapproth March 30, 2012 03:31PM
There must be more people who can add Pyros to this thread... please help !

To keep up the spirit, here is the latest addition to my Pyro collection. A Badenweiler specimen I got via Ebay. Sadly label only states Badenweiler and not the mine it is from. But by the looks of it it must be from "Sehringen".
But is a really nice specimen though I must admit that I have seen even better specimens in some local collection. The really good ones I have seen came all from underground in the 80s and 90s. Getting specimens out of the really tough quartz is very difficult.

Pyromorphite, Badenweiler 6x4 cm
Rock Currier March 30, 2012 07:02PM
Eventually as time passes the quality, quantity and variety of the specimens pictured here will increase, but sometimes getting good pictures of the best pieces is like pulling teeth. Its almost as though some collectors feel that having a picture taken of their specimen is like stealing its soul. Almost reminiscent of primitive people running away from camera because they feel that the magic box will steal their soul.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Steven Nowak April 08, 2012 12:29PM
I got a photo from my pyromorphite from Heilige Dreifaltigkeit Mine in Zschopau.
You can use it, if you want to!


Rock Currier April 09, 2012 06:56AM
What is its image number on Mindat? They have to be uploaded to mindat and receive an image number before we will use them in these articles.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Paul De Bondt April 09, 2012 10:21AM
Hi all,

Oops, almost forgot this topic.

Roger and Michaël, here's the matrix of the probably mislabeled specimen with the " Emser Tönchen ". I posted it under Friedrichssegen and could be the Mercur Mine. The pic is a snapshot so the quality is poor. Sorry, otherwise I will forget again.

I hope you will recognize the matrix.

According to the article, I know it's under construction but I have a question. Why are there no pictures of the Mercur, Pfingstwiese separately but listed under the Ems District. IMHO, these mines are so important and the crystallisation is so different that a separated description would be nice and usefull.
Keep the good work going.

Thank you in advance.

Take care and best regards.

open | download - Matrix Pyro Ems.jpg (706.5 KB)
Steven Nowak April 09, 2012 11:59AM
If you mean the Photo ID, it's: 455035
The picture is on mindat, but I can't see it at the location.

Valere Berlage April 09, 2012 02:55PM
Hi to all!
Here are a couple of pictures of my German pyromorphites:
one Zschopau speciment (small cab, for sure the best pyro of my collection)
one detail (FOV about 10 cm, on a 25 cm speciment) of brown Bad Ems
Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures! My good pyros are not at home right now!
The green Bad Ems at the beginning of these pages is incredible!
open | download - Zschopau.jpg (309.3 KB)
open | download - Bad Ems.jpg (830.7 KB)
Leon Hupperichs April 09, 2012 03:27PM
Hi All,

As a collector of classic German and North English minerals I have a fine collection of German pyromorphites and uploaded several pictures in the last couple of years.
Some older pictures are already in the Best Minerals -Pyromorphite gallery but some others could be possible usefull too, have a look at these ones.

Gute Hoffnung Mine, Bleibui, Mechernich,


Jeanette Mine, Kransberg, Taunus;

Tanzfleck, Freihung, Bavaria;

Heilige Dreifaltigkeit Mine, Zschopau, Saxony;

Max Mine, Krandorf, Bavaria;

Neufang Mine, Galgenberg, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Harz;

Best Regards,
Paul De Bondt April 09, 2012 08:10PM
Hi Leon,

It must be said you have a very fine selection of German Pyro's.
I hope Roger and al will pick some significant specimens out.

Take care and best regards.

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