Cerussite With Chalcotrichite Inclusions on Malachite
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 5.3 x 4.5 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Charlie Key
One of the rarest occurrences at Tsumeb is when chalcotrichite, the fibrous phase of cuprite, includes other minerals. Here we have a shockingly contrasting green malachite matrix which has encased an etched cerussite crystal 3 cm across. The cerussite has a reddish-orange color and fine luster. Rare and very unusual in this size, and on any kind of matrix at all!