An aesthetic specimen with a single fat, twinned cerussite crystal perched on a matrix of very dark green, sparkling mottramite. The cerussite is complete all around and unusually ball-like in form. 3 x 2.75 x 2.5 cm
This unique specimen features a MATRIX cluster of reticulated cerussite measuring 8 x 7 x 3 cm , perched against a knoll of sharp rhombohedral smithsonite crystals! The smithsonite has a rich color to it (cadmian?), and the cerussite has a slightly amber/red tint, making this an unusually colorful cerussite specimen. The cluster of cerussite crystals is undamaged save at the bottom periphery where it was contacted, facing down. I bought this out of an old collection (it was purchased in the 1970's during Tsumeb's heyday) a few years ago and, after some risky trimming that I'm pretty darn proud of pulling off, sold it to the Sussmans. It remains unique to my knowledge for a reticulated cerussite of this quality on matrix. 15 x 9 x 5 cm
A gorgeous, sparkling, 360-degree mountain of intermixed brilliant yellow mimetite needles and sparkling gem reticulated cerussite crystals, on rock matrix that is completely coavered by the blanket of sparkle. Amazing, showy specimen that is remarkably near-pristine. 14 x 9 x 12 cm
A "famous" piece from the collection, called "the starburst", this was one of the most treasured cerussites in the lot. It is remarkably pristine and complete all around, standing upright on that small rock pedestal via a single extending point of the perfect twinned crystal. Erik Louw was a miner on the dioptase stope who traded extensively and accumulated one of the finest Tsumeb miniatures collections, purchased in entirety by the Sussmans in the late 1990's. 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm
An interesting association, as copper and cerussite occur only rarely together even at this prolific locality and then in sparse association, in almost all cases. This piece features thick, gemmy cerussite crystals in a large mass of copper, and thus is unusual enough to warrant inclusion in their rarities suite because of it. There is some minor chipping to the cerussite crystals, hence the low price, but it still displays beautifully and is important for the richness of the combination. 5 x 5 x 3.5 cm
Brilliant cerussite twins sprinkled with naturally-lustrous, sugary, blue-green smithsonite on a sparkling matrix of drusy mottramite. 10 x 9 x 4 cm
A SUPERB thumbnail of chrome-yellow cerussite crystals crystals from the famous Magnet Mine of Tasmania. Old and very choice material. 2.0 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm
6.9 x 5.2 x 3.7 cm. A very rich, and very rare, large specimen of matlockite featuring platy yellow crystals to just over 1 cm perched in a very heavy cerussite matrix.
6.7 x 4.6 x 3.1 cm. A rare locality specimen of rich velvety malachite, in stalactites draping over matrix of jackstraw cerussite.
11.7 x 8.1 x 4.9 cm. A most unusual old locality specimen of cerussite from the famous old mines of Sardinia.
8.1 x 6.7 x 3.2 cm. The whole mineralogical environment is here...from the primary galena on the left, to its secondary oxidation products: a pocket of pyromorphite and cerussite in the middle where phosphate must have been present; and stranger and more rare chemistry occurring in the next oxidation layer over to the right, with flat-laying leadhillite (and probably susannite as well) having formed from some of the minerals present in the galena ore on that side.
8.3 x 4.4 x 3.5 cm. A very bizarre specimen composed of lightweight, vuggy matrix which has several pockets of velvety malachite. On the malachite are perched acicular crystals, hair-thin, of cerussite.
9.2 x 9.0 x 6.0 cm. A fine Daoping Mine pyromorphite specimen covered with lustrous, "wet-look", apple-green, hoppered, prismatic, and curtain-like pyromophite crystals. The radial cluster of heavily hoppered crystals is 2.5 cm across. This specimen is complimented by gray cerussite.
High luster and wonderful form characterize this fine small mini of Tsumeb cerussite. Excellent all around except for contact on the left side as shown; and flashes at you a really nice display face showcasing many of the lustrous spokes. 3.2 x 3.1 x 2 cm
A striking and unusual Tsumeb cyclic-twin cerussite having the uncommon combination of lustrous pearlescent and black crystal faces. As you can see, one set of twins are symmetrical (black crystal faces), while the pearlescent crystal-faced twins are decidedly asymmetrical. The few trivial dings on this specimen are barely noticeable. 4.4 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm
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