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    Cerussite & Malachite
    Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb
    Otjikoto Region

    Cerussite is a highly collectible Lead carbonate mineral species. This Cerussite specimen was recovered at one of the world's most important mineral specimen producing mines, the now closed, but historically important, underground Copper mine at Tsumeb, Namibia. Mineral collectors prize Cerussite for its complex crystallization as well as its brilliance - often described as "nature's leaded glass."

    This is an exceptional Cerussite for Tsumeb. The quality and aesthetics of the V-twinned and sixling-twinned Cerussite crystal groups is outstanding. These Cerussite crystals have a pleasing "smoky" color, a glassy luster, and good transparency. The largest of the sixling-twins measures over 1.5 inches (4 cm) across. The Cerussite crystals have grown on a matrix rock which is partially covered with bright green Malachite. For any serious mineral collector, this fine cabinet-sized Cerussite from Tsumeb is a must-have.
    Measurements: 3.94 x x 3.11 x 2.64 inches (10.00 x 7.90 x 6.70 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. Eugene Wilson Collection

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2021
    17th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 348

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