Mimetite, Cerussite, Mottramite, Calcite
Cabinet, 11.2 x 6.4 x 4.3 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

A large and showy, interesting combination piece from Tsumeb. The gemmy to translucent Cerussites range up to about 1.1 cm in size, and the lusters range from glassy to satiny. The Cerussite fluoresces a moderate blue-white, and they have a preferential coating of yellow, microcrystalline Mimetite that creates a very appealing look. All rest on an olive-green coating of Mottramite, and there is highly fluorescent Calcite, as well. A choice, aesthetic combo piece that has good balance and good mineralization. A combination with this many species, aesthetic, is very rare from Tsumeb!