Malachite, Cerussite
Thumbnail, 5.8 x 4.5 x 3.1 cm
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
A SHOWY and BEAUTIFUL, christmas tree-like specimen from Tsumeb of green, velvet malachite studded with "ornaments" of transparent to smoky, lustrous cerussite crystals. The large vertical cerussite crystal is 1.3 cm. I like the aesthetics of this showy piece and the trivial bruising is certainly not detracting. 5.8 x 4.5 x 3.1 cm