Cerussite With Malachite
Miniature, 3.8 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Rare! I am told these were found in only one pocket. Sharp gemmy blades of twinned Cerussite. The largest Cerussite blade is 3 cm long and averages about 0.7 cm thick. There is included Malachite within the Cerussite, looking very much like Moss Agate. A beautiful effect. There are sharp striations, classic for Cerussite, which dramatically highlight the twinning. Naturally, there is some contacting at the bottom front corner and on the back, but that is to be expected and it really does not detract from the fine overall aesthetics of the miniature.