• Cerussite
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  • Cerussite
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Cerussite

$3,000.00   €2,667  £2,270.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20363
Excellent long, thick, acicular Cerussite crystals thickly cover a flattened block of Quartz veinstone matrix from the ancient mining district around the town of Clausthal-Zellerfeld in Lower Saxony, Germany.  The Cerussite forms glassy elongated crystals of translucent cream to pale light grey.  Prism faces are striated parallel to the long axis and terminations are abrupt with flattened pinacoids. The surface of the matrix is a complex cellular network of interconnected vugs, throughout which the Cerussite has crystallised.  A superb specimen from this old mining area where mining began in the 12th century.

Ex. the Mineral Collection of Archduke Stephan Franz Viktor of Hungary (1817 to 1867), with a historic Archduke (Erzherzog) Stephan label incorporating his coat of arms.  This large label measures 9.9 x 8.0 cm; it is complete (untrimmed) and is numbered 99/70.  A small label bearing this same number is glued to one side of the specimen together with a Carl Rumpff label, dated 1889.  The Archduke label is in fair to good condition; it has been folded twice, leaving one vertical and one horizontal crease.  The surface which has been displayed (bounded by the creases) has darkened by exposure to the atmosphere in a museum.
 

Details

Dimensions
7.5 × 7.0 × 3.3 cm
Categories
Carbonates
Locality
Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cerussite, Cerussite

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