Cerussite With Smithsonite Included By Hematite
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 4.6 x 2.0 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. James and Marjorie Ferguson
A unique combination piece from a small one-time pocket, totally unique in Tsumeb mining! This specimen has GEMMY, jewel-like, V-twins of cerussite to several centimeters in size perched ON elongated scalenohedral smithsonite crystals! the smithsonites are colored red by minute inclusions of hematite. Thus, this is unique for the color contrast, the combination, and the visual juxtaposition compared to any other ceru/smith association I am aware of.