Cerussite with phantoms
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Miniature, 3.7 x 3.2 x 1.2 cm

Tsumeb cerussites are famed for their variety of colors and shapes, but the sharp phantoms in this make it stand out from all. Perched on a bit of matrix is a glassy and gemmy, smoky-hued crystal of cerussite, measuring 3.5 cm in height. Inverted "V" shaped phantoms are well-defined and add to the beauty of the specimen, making it a really dramatic miniature! This is old material, probably from the 1960s but it could be older yet.