Malachite on Cerussite
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 4.9 x 3.2 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Shields and Frances Flynn

Displaying great adamantine luster and translucence, this robust specimen of Cerussite exhibits textbook reticulated twinning and comes with a highly unusual accent of malachite balls upon its tips! This big Cerussite has a pronounced smoky hue through most of it and is a typical sixling twin for the species - representative, and with a small amount of edge wear. But, this piece is not about the cerussite itself: It has several dark emerald green spheres of Malachite from 3 to 7mm across, with a satiny luster, randomly distributed on the piece. This association is not at all common for Tsumeb. An attractive oddity! As a bonus, there is another mineral on the piece - a druse of light green micros, that could be mottramite or duftite, or something more rare like fornacite (?).