Cerussite (Red), Malachite & Calcite
Toenail, 2.8 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Marilyn Dodge
Excellent example of this rare form of Cerussite! The red color is due to microscopic inclusions of chalcotrichite. THis pocket was hit a LONG time ago now and just once, over 30 years back. They are extreemly hard to obtain and NEVER have I seen a red ceru admixed with such a nice assemblage of associated minerals as we have here. The Cerussites are very sharp, have good luster, and the largest is about 1.2 cm! They are very nicely accented by the Malachite and Calcite. Important thumbnail piece!