• Cerussite with Malachite
  • Cerussite with Malachite
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Cerussite with Malachite

$1,200.00   €1,028  £940.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC15281
Describing some specimens can be a challenging pleasure, whereby nothing is quite as it first appears.  This cauliflower-like abundance of glassy translucent Cerussite, attached to micro-crystalline botryoidal bluish-green Malachite, initially looks like a rounded mass.  But on closer examination these mounds, which exceed 3 cm across, are built from densely stacked twined crystals in stepped ascending tiers.  These exposed euhedral terminations indicate repeated cyclic twinning, forming small stellate sixlings.  This specimen’s in-situ ‘way-up’ is also apparent, due to a preferential dusting of micro-rhombic crystalline Calcite.  A beautiful and quite charming Tsumeb miniature.

Details

Dimensions
4.5 × 5.4 × 3.7 cm
Categories
Carbonates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cerussite, Malachite

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