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Cerussite (sixling-twinned crystals) on Cuprite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

 
Cerussite (sixling-twinned crystals) on Cuprite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Cerussite (sixling-twinned crystals) on Cuprite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Cerussite (sixling-twinned crystals) on Cuprite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Cerussite (sixling-twinned crystals) on Cuprite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Cerussite (sixling-twinned crystals) on Cuprite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Cerussite (sixling-twinned crystals) on Cuprite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Cerussite (sixling-twinned crystals) on Cuprite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Cerussite (sixling-twinned crystals) on Cuprite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

DESCRIPTION:No. 72649
Mineral:Cerussite (sixling-twinned crystals) on Cuprite
Locality:Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
Description:Lustrous transparent colorless cerussite crystals to 6 mm on translucent dark-red octahedral cuprite crystals to 1 mm on gray-brown matrix. The cerussite crystals are repeatedly twinned at 60 resulting in sixling twins. Difficult to photograph. Ex. Mort Metersky collection; originally acquired ca. 1990
Overall Size:35x17x15 mm
Crystals:0.2-6.0 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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