Cerussite with minor duftite
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Tsumeb, Namibia <br /><br />2" across <br /><br />This is a fine "sixling" of lustrous and gemmy cerussite crystals. There is minimal damage on this piece and the general quality level is very high. It is dusted with a thin coating of duftite on the underside. <br /><br />Cerussite is lead carbonate. Cerussite is a common mineral in the oxidized zone of copper-lead mines. Some of the world's finest specimens of cerussite were mined at Tsumeb, Namibia. Cerussite crystallizes in the orthorhombic crystal system. Cerussite commonly forms twinned crystals. This sixling (also known as a "trilling" is in fact a cluster of three cerussite crystal twins. <br /><br />Other important cerussite localities include Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia; The Mammoth - Saint Anthony Mine, Arizona; The Flux Mine, Patagonia Mountains, Arizona; The Kombat Mine, Namibia and The Comet Mine, near Zeehan, Tasmania, Australia.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This piece was bought from Robert Sielecki during a visit to "Crystal Universe", Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in mid 2009.  </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photo by Matthew Webb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia</p>
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