Cerussite With Mimetite
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 5.2 x 5.0 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Ernest Schlichter
On a stalk of matrix made up of tiny sparkling mimetite crystals and minor malachite, is a beautiful frosted "trilling," or twin, of cerussite. The crystal is over 5.5 cm across. As one would expect with cerussite, this specimen exhibits great adamantine luster. Crystals of this size and quality from Tsumeb, are becoming very scarce. It is complete all around, 360-degrees, as you can see form the front and back images. The cerussite just hangs at the edge of the matrix, amazingly preserved and pristine espcially considering the size.