Cerussite, Smithsonite
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 4.8 x 1.7 cm
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
An unusual and fine crust of pearlescent cerussite crystals on oxide-coated smithsonite crystals from the Tsumeb Mine. Some of the elongated, scalenohedral smithsonite crystals are quite gemmy and there is even a gem, 9 mm, cyclically -twinned cerussite crystal hidden on the side of this piece. Ex. Rob Smith Collection.