Smithsonite and Cerussite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 6.7 x 3.0 cm
Ex. Shields and Frances Flynn

Fine combination piece from the great Tsumeb Mine. Curved rhombs with lustrous, striated faces are classic for Tsumeb Smithsonites. The crystals range up to 7 mm tip to tip, and the gemminess of the crystals really enhances the golden apricot color. There is a gemmy, 1.7 cm Cerussite crystal attached, and it has great adamantine luster with dramatic, parallel striations. The aesthetics of this small cab are really quite good, and it is even better in person. Unusual!