- Cerussite (twinned)
- Touissit, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
- Miniature, 4.3 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm
An exquisite cluster of twins, all intergrown with one another and miraculously intact....This is a gem crystal cluster of cerussite with fantastic creamy color and sharp crystals! All three crystals exhibit classic v-twinning, excellent luster and great light dispersion. Today, these are a rare twinned cerussite varietal from old finds in Morocco (1960s to early 1980s perhaps) and overall this is a fabulous and competitive miniature. Whereas most surviving pieces are singles, this is an elegant cluster. Crystals are sharp and gemmy (more gemmy in person) with only a trace of micro-edge-chipping very locally, and one very small point of attachment on the bottom. It is essentially a floater.