||Cerussite- gem clear twins
Kombat Mine, Kombat, Grootfontein District,
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
5.3 x 3.2 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
new june 17
A killer gem clear twinned cluster of glasslike crystals with fine cognac color. From the legendary finds in 1969-72 at Kombat that are now considered the finest gem Cerussite ever. This has several strong impact display angles, and the transparency in person is striking. A small attached reticulated cluster adds a little contrast and some faces show a cats eye effect in strong lighting. Nearly all fine facet grade but it would be a crime to cut these. Good Kombat twins are rare to find and treasured by their owners.