Pyromorphite is a member of the apatite family of minerals. Faceted stones are very rare and its colors are usually brown, green, orange, yellow, colorless, gray and white. Pyromorphite was named in 1813 from the Greek words for "fire" and "form" because, after being melted, the mineral will take on a crystalline shape upon cooling.
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- Chemistry & Crystallography
Countries of Origin
Angola; Kazakhstan; Portugal; Greece; Austria; Korea (the Republic of); Morocco; Unknown; Luxembourg; Brazil; Slovenia; Chile; Ecuador; Argentina; Iran (Islamic Republic of); Hungary; Isle of Man; Japan; Zambia; Bolivia (Plurinational State of); India; New Zealand; Canada; Turkey; Belgium; Senegal; Namibia; Finland; Italy; South Africa; Peru; Germany; Yemen; Afghanistan; Burundi; Russian Federation; Czechia; United States of America; Madagascar; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Sweden; Malawi; China; Ireland; Poland; Slovakia; Bulgaria; France; Nigeria; Tunisia; Romania; Switzerland; Spain; Norway; Mexico; Zimbabwe; Australia