• Smithsonite with Cerussite
  • Smithsonite with Cerussite
  • Smithsonite with Cerussite
Carbonates

Smithsonite with Cerussite

$2,000.00   €1,640  £1,480.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC15771
This oversized-thumbnail, or small miniature, is a splendid three-dimensional group of intermixed Smithsonite and Cerussite crystals which together provide an excellent juxtaposition of colour and habit.  The Smithsonite, a zinc carbonate, forms long and slender crystals with long and sloping sharp terminations, the majority appearing dark-chocolaty-red due to inclusions of likely iron oxides.  All these crystals occur in either small (3-4 mm) or large (1.2 cm) sizes, binary-style, with no in-between sizes, giving a hedgehog appearance where the bigger crystals project out.  Amongst the Smithsonite sit glassy and colourless Cerussite crystals, typically as broad tabular or blocky chisel-tipped crystals, occasionally forming twins which become partly reticulated.  A little beauty!

Details

Dimensions
4.1 × 3.8 × 2.6 cm
Categories
Carbonates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cerussite, Smithsonite

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