Cerussite With Copper Staining
Thumbnail, 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm
Campbell Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Ex. Rice Northwest Museum; Esker Mayberry
A very cute, single crystal of sixling-twinned cerussite colored slightly reddish by either hematite or copper inclusions. I presume copper, since small specks of malachite are dotted on the outside of the crystal. Esker Mayberry was the Bisbee barber and amassed a large and fine collection of Bisbee specimens in part by trading haircuts!