Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Ed Ruggiero
Sharp, very aesthetic large single crystal with just the right amount of matrix attached for visual balance. The luster is superb, and there are phantoms visible the length of the crystal. The luster is just plain weird - it is shimmering, silky, and glistening all at once. In person, this is mind-blowing and supremely attractive for the combination of the symmetry and the shimmer - like a church tower made out of dragonfly wing. Combine all this with an incredible termination for the species, about the sharpest you can ask for, and you have a terrific Cerussite. Purchased from the Zweibels in 1976