Catagory :  GALLERY 16 - CERUSSITE
Locality:Tsumeb, Namibia  
Size:  4 x 3.4 x 3.7 cm
This matrix cerussite is so clear and gemmy that I had a difficult time
photographing it. The very clear, slightly smokey crystals are very clean.
A nice miniature from this most famous locale for cerussite.
Locality: Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size:  2.6 x 2.4 x 2 cm
A perfect reticulated twin 'snowflake' crystal from this classic old locale.
This is a tan colored crystal with what I believe is a light surface alteration to
Hyrdocerussite with some adhering matrix on the bottom.  
Extremely difficult to obtain on todays market.
Ex Ertel collection
Locality: Magellan Mine, Wiluna, Western Australia, Australia
Size: 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm
This Cerussite is from a very remote mine in Western Australia that yielded a
one time occurance of these unusual specimens colored dark grey with
some inclusion reported to be galena inclusions.
Rare seldom seen material.
Locality: Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico
Size:  6 x 4.5 x 4 cm
Large Galena crystals altering to Cerussite+ and topped with an aesthetic
covering of Quartz crystals.
Very showy and classic material from this well known mine.
Ex Ertel Collection
Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia
Size:  7.5 x 3.5 x 1.3 cm
A large Cerussite crystal with some reticulation at one end. This classic cerrusite is in very good
condition overall with only minor out of sight nick on the back side of the large crystals termination
and a broken crystal on the lower right as seen in the top left photo. This may be where it
was attached to other crystals as it is well crystallized everywhere else.  These are notoriously
fragile when mined , so this is in very good condition. Ex Ertel collection
Locality: Daoping Mine, Gongcheng Co., Guangxi Prov., China
Size:  5 x 4 x 1.7 cm
An excellent group of crystals from the famous finds about 15 years ago.  
All the crystals are clean and undamaged and up to about 1 cm long.
There is a matrix repair which is invisable on the front and can be seen as a very small adhesive
gleam in a seam on the rear. Of no consequence, but I want to note it.
This is a very good specimen from the find and now extremely difficult to obtain anymore.  
Locality: Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Prov., Morocco
Size:  6 x 4 x 2.6 cm
A choice group of crystals on a matrix of Barite. No Damage.
Collected late 70's.   
Ex Ertel collection.
Locality: Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Prov., Morocco
Size:  3.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
A large Cerussite crystal on a dab of matrix with a few smaller crystals
around the base.
This is a complex six sided twin with many stepped faces and overgrowths.
Very clean with no damage.
Locality: Garn Alfaya, Le Kef, Tunisia
Size:  5 x 4 x 3 cm
A rare Cerussite from an obscure locale in Tunisia, acquired back in the 1970's
and have seen only one other, which is in my collection as well.
This one is very clean  well crystalized.  Rare .
Ex Ertel collection.
Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia
Size:  3.2 x 4 x 3.7 cm
A gemmy cluster of glassy Cerussite crystals on matrix.
Very well terminated with no broken crystals.
Ex J. Zweibel (Mineral Kingdom of Woodmere) 1978, Ex Ertel collection
Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia  
Size:  3 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm
Gemmy, superbly crystalized Cerussite on matrix.  
No damage!  Very choice.
Ex Key's MInerals 2002 , Ex Ertel collection
Locality: South Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia  
Size:  5.5 x 2 x 1.2 cm
A group of crystals with no point of attachment.
Ex Ertel collection
Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia  
Size:  2.5 x 3 x 1 cm
A great small miniature Tsumeb Cerussite.  Choice.
Ex Neil Pfaff 1997 , Ex Ertel
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CERUSSITE after Galena
Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia
Size:  4 x 5.5 x 2 cm
A very fine twinned Cerussite in excellent condition. These are so hard to find without
nicks and abrasions and this one is very clean. It has the high luster and complex
twinning typical of these large Cerussites.  This one with an old L.H. Conklin label
probably 1970's vintage.
Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia
Size:  3 x 3.5 x 2 cm
A very nice Cerussite crystal partially altered to the rare mineral Hydrocerussite.  This is complete all around
and it is difficult to even find a point of attachment except maybe that dark area of unknown mineral on the
back as seen in the center pic.  There is no damage anywhere on the crystal and there is complex cyclic
twinning.  Good Hydrocerussites are quite rare compared to the more common Cerussite and this is
in exceptional condition as most tend to exhibit some dings due to the fragile nature of the species.
Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia
Size:  3.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm
Large cyclic twinned Cerussite crystals on both sides of a thin ridge of matrix.
The crystals are covered with a sparkly micro-druse.  There are no dings or bruses.
Unusual cerussite from Tsumeb.
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Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 6 x 3.8 x 2 cm
A twinned, reticulated 'snowflake' crystal, complete all around with no dings or damage.  It is even crystalized on
the bottom where it was lightly attached to some matrix. It has a silky luster and fine form and is better in hand
than the pics can convey. A Tsumeb classic.