155 Stope, 1800 Level, Campbell Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
Miniature, 3.5 x 2.9 x 1.3 cm
Ex. Paul Harter
$2,500.00 $1,875.00
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In any form, Cerussite is rare from the mines at Bisbee. This fine miniature is a very dense snowflake consisting of narrow, reticulated twins. The translucent crystals have an adamantine luster that is superb, with good translucence and an attractive pearl white color. There is a little bit of contacting on the back, but the specimen is pristine otherwise. This is a quality, uncommon specimen from a famous mining area. Very good aesthetics. Ex. Paul Harter collection. I bought it from Les Presmyck, who confirmed that this particular style was self-collected by a mine engineer and collector named Jack Schissler, in the 1950s. I have seen only three of these for sale in over 20 years of looking.