Willemite on Smithsonite, with Cerussite
Small Cabinet, 7.1 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli
An unusual and attractive combination piece consisting of Willemite, Smithsonite, and Cerussite. The main portion of the specimen is botryoidal Willemite, having a lovely, light, greenish-blue color and rich silky luster. It is translucent. Covering much of the Willemite appears to be a sugary coating of microcrystalline Smithsonite, Cuprian in nature but a deeper green than usual. And finally, decorating the top are numerous mm-size Cerussite crystals. A good combination piece from the greatest of mines, Tsumeb.