Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

    Cerussite is one of the notable minerals from the Tsumeb Mine and a certain percentage of Cerussite specimens show alteration of their surfaces to the hydrated version of Cerussite: Hydrocerussite. Hydrocerussite typically appears as a thin, opaque and colorless coating on the exteriors of Cerussite crystals. Here that coating envelops a well-formed group of Cerussite twins on a partial matrix of Galena and other undetermined minerals. The crystal group can be viewed from either side and when backlit, the thin nature of the Hydrocerussite layer is apparent because light easily traverses the overcoated crystals of the group. As an indication of size, one double terminated twin crystal measures 5.5 cm (2.2 inches) in length and there are several incorporated in this 1.2 Kilo group. There is a very minor nick to one subsidiary crystal but no other damage.
    Measurements: 4.4 x 3.7 x 3.1 inches (11.2 x 9.3 x 8.0 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Rainbow of Africa Collection

    Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    15th Thursday
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