Anglesite enclosing Linarite
4.7 x 2.7 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
An great old Tsumeb classic specimen. This is a milky blue single crystal well terminated but cleaved on the base as seen. A tiny bit of Malachite is seen on one edge, otherwise this is all bluish Anglesite. I am told that these were found only in the upper reaches of the first exidized zone (the "green hill"). Not often available with such size and good luster.
Slightly frosted on some faces, sharp, clear and in fine condition, this old specimen is from 1960s vintage finds at Charcas. Selective frosting adds to the visual interest and the form is textbook perfect. The termination shows a nice effect with the selected areas outlining a central hexagon. Nothing quite like these Calcites has since been found.