Cerussite on Smithsonite (Rob Smith Coll.)

Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Miniature, 5.3 x 4.8 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 05/13/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/21/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

An unusual and showy crust of pearlescent cerussite crystals on oxide-coated smithsonite crystals from the famous and now-closed Tsumeb Mine. Some of the elongated, scalenohedral smithsonite crystals are quite gemmy and there is even a gem, 9 mm, cyclically -twinned cerussite crystal hidden on the side of this excellent piece. Ex Rob Smith Collection.

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