Malachite on Cerussite
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 4.6 x 3.1 cm
Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Harz Mts, Lower Saxony, Germany
A rare locality specimen of rich velvety malachite, in stalactites draping over matrix of jackstraw cerussite! The malachite completely covers and fills in the latticework of the cerussite, lending stability to an otherwise fragile specimen. This is a rare association, rare old locality, and a particularly attractive specimen overall. The malachite is not pristine, but it does have a nice display face and shows plenty of color and good stalactites. note label dated 1860!