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Cerussite - blue-green crystals on Pyrite
stock #AX-29-107
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
9.6 x 6.3 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $380


Several habits of well-formed Cerusite crystals are scattered on a Pyrite matrix. The Cerussite covers both sides of this piece but the best are on the side shown here. In fine condition with excellent color on the crystals. It has been said the green coating is Posnjakite and other sources say it is Langite. Both are logical possibilities but this is untested. No matter the source, the color and sharp crystal habit make for a very attractive specimen. From a find in 2015 at the Ojuela Mine, one of history’s greatest sources of mineral surprises.

Cerussite - Arizona classic
stock #23.1-646
Mammoth -St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal County
Arizona, United States
2.5 x 2.3 x 1.9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $150
Pre Tucson

A Tiger Cerussite thumbnail with thick habit crystals and minimal matrix. The Cerussite has a light orange to yellow color, not the more typical white. There is chipping on the backside and one edge so not for perfectionists but still a nice thumbnail from the legendary Tiger. The chipping is shown on the last two photos. The largest crystal is 1.6 CM, terminated and has some translucence.

Cerussite - fine twinned crystals
stock #22.1-173
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
4.3 x 3.8 x 2.4 CM (miniature)
price: $2200
Pre Tucson

Even though Tsumeb produced many good Cerussites, it is very rare to find a perfect, complete floater twin like this. No damage and with classic form, the crystals also show a rather unusual etching across the broad faces that makes very intricate striations. Not at all a typical twin this has some minor color zoning as well. Silky luster and textbook perfect, even better in person.

Cerussite - stacked sixling twins
stock #19.1-105
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
7.3 x 5.3 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $2400
Early summer 2023

An elegant stack of sixling twinned Cerussites from the classic Broken Hill Mine (Australia). The stack, when viewed from the ends, looks like a typical six-ray star form Cerussite, but when seen on the side is a stack of many connected twins in an aligned cluster. In remarkable condition for this delicate mineral, there is no damage seen by naked eye. This is another modern classic locale although it dates back to 1885, it was until recently one of the major Lead mines in the world. This specimen is fairly old and unusual as the delicate reticulation is very well defined and far more lustrous than most. A super Cerussite from Broken Hill and about as fine as can be found outside museums.

Cerussite - two generations, two colors
stock #7.AE-418
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
9.7 x 8.1 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $1250
Spring 23

Superb early (2005) Chinese Cerussite from the famed Daoping Mine. In incredible condition and with great color, luster and form. The larger yellow crystals are often labeled as Chrome Cerussite and the green as Cuprian. We do not know if this is correct at this locality or for sure which elements cause these colors from this mine. No matter the chromophore, the esthetics and condition are very fine on this piece, it is unlike anything found for several years, certainly a modern classic. The largest crystal is 1.7 CM and the yellows do seem to be a later generation, the smaller, earlier crystals are the greens. Cerussite is a fragile mineral, the crystals here are well-exposed and yet are still in fine condition, something remarkable.

Cerussite - snowflake twinned crystal
stock #23.1-357
Nakhlak Mine, Madan-e Nakhlak, Anarak Dist., Nain Co.
Isfahan Province, Iran
3.9 x 3.2 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $350
Spring 23

Excellent condition reticulated twin Cerussite crystals in classic snowflake form. Sixling crystals radiate from a central stalk and are in impressive condition for this delicate mineral. This find from about 5 years ago produced many pieces but a high percentage had damaged edges. This is far better than the usual in the find and there seems to be no more found in a few years. A fine value for esthetics and condition.

Cerussite and Malachite - modern Irish classic
stock #16.1-582-(CN2124)
Tynagh Mine, Loughrea, Killmore
County Galway, Ireland
9.7 x 8.9 x 6.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $720
Spring 23

Outstanding large Cabinet specimen with fine green color, luster and rich composition. One of the very best examples we have seen from this closed locality, it has a great provenance, collected in 1980 by Richard Barstow during the very breif period when fine specimens could be collected. Later in the collections of Nick Carruth (Cornwall, UK) and Charles Noll (USA). The specimen has good exposures of Cerussite on all sides, the most attractive of which contrast with the vivid green Malachite. It seems this locality was "discovered" late in its life by collectors. Some specimens of this quality were found early on, but the mine soon closed and since then nothing much other than micromounts were seen. The locality is known for some excellent small rarities but large specimens are only seen ion early collections. This would be an attractive, colorful specimen from anyplace but is especially choice being green and from Ireland.

Cerussite - large twin crystal
stock #6.2-921
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
8.4 x 6.7 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $490
Spring 23

Cerussite crystal in a sixling form with 4 of the 6 arms being well-defined and terminated, and two truncated. The Cerussite is a milky white color with some smoky phantom areas. This is almost pure Cerussite (458 Grams) with just a little adhering matrix in a few areas. The specimen on close exam seems to be an intergrowth of two or more twins in parallel position. Some rough spots are noted that are very small and almost invisible on the front display side, some chipping is seen on the back. From the side the Cerussite arms show well-defined striations and several areas of transparency. This is not perfect as noted above, but very few are ever fully perfect. This is a famously delicate and fragile mineral but this one has a classic form, large size, and a very good value for a cabinet sized Cerussite.