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Cerussite- gem crystals on Conichalcite with Mimetite
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
2.8 x 2.3 x 2.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $750
Pre Holiday 2017

A killer thumbnail with several perfect gem clear Cerussites on a contrasting green Conichalcite. A few of the Cerussites have the yellow crust that is usually identified as Mimetite but a few similar pieces turned out to be Hedyphane, this one has not been tested. The arrangement and esthetic construction is first rate. By naked eye this is pristine and undamaged, but one small contact/chip is seen with good magnification. Since Cerussite is so fragile the condition is extraordinary. I would rate this as strong competition quality and certainly better in person.




Cerussite- gem crystals on Conichalcite with Mimetite
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
2.8 x 2.3 x 2.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $750
Pre Holiday 2017

A killer thumbnail with several perfect gem clear Cerussites on a contrasting green Conichalcite. A few of the Cerussites have the yellow crust that is usually identified as Mimetite but a few similar pieces turned out to be Hedyphane, this one has not been tested. The arrangement and esthetic construction is first rate. By naked eye this is pristine and undamaged, but one small contact/chip is seen with good magnification. Since Cerussite is so fragile the condition is extraordinary. I would rate this as strong competition quality and certainly better in person.