Azurite on Cerussite Twin
Miniature, 5.3 x 3.4 x 3.3 cm
Castle Dome Mine, Globe, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Frank Valenzuela; Dr. Mark Feinglos
This piece is SO incredibly good, it defies any and all expectations for a cerussite from this part of the country. It is a historic piece with exact data on from whom and when it came out that will go to the owner. It was mined in the 1950s and came into the noted southwest collection of Valenzuela, Frank, and from him went to dealer Cal Graeber and on to Mark. I drooled over it on Cal's desk maybe a decade ago as I saw it go into the mail to Mark, who collects azurite locality pieces. It is good for the azurite for the locality as well as simply a spectacular locality cerussite; but more than that is the best possible combo specimen - where the overall impact is greater than the sum of the parts! The piece is beautiful in person, with a shimmering glow to the ceru and azurite both, all lustrous and sparkly. It is a full miniature, and will add significance to any suite of American minerals in particular for obvious reason - this is TSUMEB quality cerussite, but from a US locale. Front and back are shown - the azurite completely covers the backside. It is a unique specimen that I believe to b eone of the finest US miniatures I have ever offered. Comes with custom display base