• Cerussite with Linarite
  • Cerussite with Linarite
  • Cerussite with Linarite
  • Cerussite with Linarite
  • Cerussite with Linarite
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Cerussite with Linarite

$2,000.00   €1,668  £1,440.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC15774
An unusual specimen of translucent, milk-white Cerussite forming a “snowflake”, a reticulated habit often reported from Tsumeb.  The overall crystal structure is curved and smooth, probably through natural erosion by fluid flow within the ore body.  The specimen is from Tsumeb mine in the Oshikoto Region of Namibia and would have been mined from either the outcrop/near-surface (supergene) or 1st Oxidation Zone, due to the presence of Linarite (copper lead sulphate hydroxide) as deep sky blue micro-crystalline patches.  The Cerussite (lead carbonate) has a bright, slightly greasy lustre and is heavily stained deep turquoise with a surface impregnation of Brochantite.

Details

Dimensions
5.8 × 4.5 × 2.3 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cerussite, Linarite

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