Cerussite (reticulated twins) with Anglesite

Broken Hill, Broken Hill District, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
8.3 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm
Start Time: 08/22/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/29/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A classic specimen from the famous Australian locality, Broken Hill in New South Wales. This small cabinet display specimen features multiple reticulated twins of Cerussite forming "snowflake"-esque groups which are coated by hundreds of sharp, lustrous, fine quality white / silvery colored crystals of Anglesite on virtually all sides. I love the fact that the piece features two different secondary lead minerals in different stages of deposition as the Cerussite formed first and the Anglesite was clearly deposited later, they did not form at the same time. It think it's safe to say that the best associations of Cerussite with Anglesite came from Broken Hill, as a search on mindat.org resulted in scattered worldwide results, with the best pieces clearly coming from this famous locale. The piece is essentially crystallized all the way around (even on the underside) and there is no major damage that I can find anywhere. The piece is actually more three-dimensional than the photos might indicate, and it's arguably the best piece of this uncommon association that I've ever had to offer from Broken Hill. If you collect secondary ore minerals, or if you have a Broken Hill suite that is missing one of these great old classics, don't miss out on this beautiful display specimen that was mined decades ago. The piece comes with a classic old label from legendary New York City mineral dealer, Larry Conklin. Valued at $3,500 retail.