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Mineral Specimens For Sale From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa

 

 

 

OKL-634

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OKL-634      Cerussite     Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This one is a fine single crystal with a smoky tint measuring 4.7 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm overall.  It sits on the matrix contact and is damage free on its viewable surfaces.  Red inclusions of unknown material on right side of specimen in frontal view.  A very high quality miniature.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-636

OKL-636      Cerussite and Smithsonite    Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  Large parallel growth crystals (this could just as easily be described as one crystal with sections of matrix separating various segments of its body) of slightly milky cerussite make up this 4.9 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm grouping.  Contacts are minimal and on back.  Very minor chipping on one crystal on one edge.  The overall condition is very nice.  $380

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-637

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Cerussites and unknown

Largest cerussite

OKL-637      Cerussite on Smithsonite with Unknown    Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  A small plate measuring 4.5 x 3.2 x 1.3 cm with its largest cerussite crystal measuring 1.2 cm on edge.  Red mineral in small crystals which look to be dodecahedrons is unidentifiable to me.  No damage.  A sweet piece for this price… $295

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-638

OKL-638      Cerussite     Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  An exceptional large, transparent and beautifully formed twinned crystal of cerussite measuring 4 x 3.8 x 3.3 with moderate amounts of green mottramite as a matrix.  This specimen is outstanding in all the important ways…high luster, contrasting surface textures for the twin, contrasting colors for the species, excellent clarity, sharp and complex form… one side has a healed contact.  No damage.  Sits nicely a couple of ways and has fantastic views.  Very high quality for this once common material.   $800

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-735

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OKH-735      Cerussite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  Here is a cute little reticulated twin that has all the detail and appeal in a smaller package than the big, coveted, “snowflakes”.  This miniature measures 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.2 cm overall.  There is no damage and no contacts.  It is a floater.  It sits up on edge.  The backside is not as crisp and nicely geometric (it is slightly round) as the front.  The detail in this piece is amazing and impossible to capture in the images!!!  The luster is moderate, not exceptional but it not bad.  A fine example for those who like miniatures.   $850

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-736

OKH-736      Cerussite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  A fantastic little sixling twin with good clarity and form.  It measures 4.1 x 2.3 x 2.7 and is fully formed on all sides.  There is no damage and the only contact is on the back/ base and it is small.  It views great form any direction and could be positioned for display in any manner as all the views are equally good.  The form and luster are very good too.  The crystal is highly striated not allowing one to get as good a perspective on the piece’s transparency.  Very nice.  $1,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-737

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OKH-737      Cerussite on Cadmian Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  A fine miniature with a small, dark, twinned, .7 cm cerussite sitting amongst light yellow cadmian smithsonite crystals.  The piece is a thick plate measuring 5 x 4.6 x 2 cm.  The piece sits nicely on edge or just flat.  There is no damage.  The individual crystals are to .8 cm on edge and tightly intergrown.  $900

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-729

OKH-729      Cerussite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  A beautiful “V” twin, uncommon for this mineral and location.  It is large, measuring in at 4.1 x 3.2 x 1.2 cm overall.  It has considerable chipping so is far from being undamaged however it is a Tsumeb rarity at someone might have interest in.  It is clear with milk colored veils on opposing wings of the twin (at depth).  The surfaces have nice luster and are heavily striated.  $500

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-621

OKL-621      Cerussite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  A large twinned cerussite crystal rests within a forest green micro crystalline coating (probably mottramite) matrix.  The cerussite is damage free and measures 3+ cm in diameter.  There are lots of matrix attachment marks appearing ivory colored.  This material obviously formed in close confines.  The piece measures 5.5 x 3.1 x 3 cm overall.  The cerussite is exceptionally lustrous and transparent for the species and locality.  It has a slight smoky cast.  $275

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-612

OKL-612    Cerussite, Smithsonite, Tennantite, Quartz      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.   An attractive, well placed cerussite twin and nicely formed tennantite crystals dominate the piece seen here.  No damage.  5 x 3.6 x 2 cm with cerussite crystals to 1.6 cm.  Excellent quality.   $145

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-567

OKL-567    Hydrocerussite    Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  Uncommon material sporting well-formed reticulated crystals of good size.  One is broken so the price will be a giveaway… 5.1 x 4 x 2.2 cm.   $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-568

OKL-568    Cerussite with Mottramite   Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  Healed floater with only one tiny chipped spot on the matrix of a couple millimeters.  Really interesting crystals of good quality.  4 x 3 x 2 cm.   $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-616

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OKL-616    Cerussite     Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  6 x 5 x 3.5 cm with cerussite crystals to 3 cm each.   Two edge crystals arte smashed, one could easily be trimmed away.  The main crystals are problem free, quite transparent, and beautifully twinned.  This is actually a high quality piece but because it needs some TLC the price will be lower.   $350

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-612

OKL-612    Cerussite, Smithsonite, Tennantite, Quartz      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.   An attractive, well placed cerussite twin and nicely formed tennantite crystals dominate the piece seen here.  No damage.  5 x 3.6 x 2 cm with cerussite crystals to 1.6 cm.  Excellent quality.   $145

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-567

OKL-567    Hydrocerussite    Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  Uncommon material sporting well-formed reticulated crystals of good size.  One is broken so the price will be a giveaway… 5.1 x 4 x 2.2 cm.   $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-568

OKL-568    Cerussite with Mottramite   Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  Healed floater with only one tiny chipped spot on the matrix of a couple millimeters.  Really interesting crystals of good quality.  4 x 3 x 2 cm.   $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-380

OKL-380      Cerussite    Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  An attractive reticulated piece of excellent clarity and form.  Some breakage on one side makes the price reasonable.  It views nicely and with this side down, damage free.  3.3 x 2.2 x 2 cm overall.  Minor Styrofoam attached.  This one should find a home fast.  $130

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-381

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OKL-381      Cerussite    Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This one is an outstanding damage free example of a fully formed, six branched reticulated twin.  The specimen shows minor attachment on back.  Beautiful rays and nicely balanced.  Good luster but only translucent (vs. transparent).  3.4 x 2.8 x 2 cm overall.  Minor Styrofoam attached on one tiny spot.  This is priced like a good TN specimen not like an exceptional one, which it is!   $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-382

OKL-382      Cerussite    Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This one is an outstanding damage free example of a fully formed, twin.  The specimen shows minor attachment marks and very minor mico chipping along one edge…overall in excellent condition.  Great luster, form and transparency.  Minor inclusions and attachments of what is likely tennantite and duftite.  2.6 x 1.9 x .9 cm overall.  Top quality.   $320

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-340

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OKL-340      Cerussite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  An attractive reticulated specimen measuring 6.8 x 4 x 2.5 cm.  It has a smoky color with the thinnest blades of the twin appearing clear.  The transparency is excellent and condition is nice with only a very small edge of a blade on each end having a chip (very minimal damage for such a fragile specimen).  All surfaces are crystallized including the base but it is more crude in form.  Sits well and is much better in-hand than the photographs indicate.  $3,300

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-332

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OKL-332      Cerussite casts after Unknown with Smithsonite and Duftite     Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  These appear to be casts after tabular or bladed mineral crystals but it is a bit difficult to say for sure.  In any case all surfaces if the piece are coated by clear to slightly smoky cerussite crystals with areas having the accessory minerals in smaller crystals.  The piece is a floater measuring 3.9 x 3.7 x 2.9 cm with cerussite crystals to 1.6 cm.  One tiny contact area looks healed so in outstanding condition.  $380

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-328

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OKL-328      Cerussite on Smithsonite casts after Unknown      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This specimen appears to be a one of a kind for the collection.  The smithsonite casts are white, mostly, with shades of the rare green more dominant on the bottom and a few edges of the top.  They represent two generations of growth with the green being second generation and in slightly larger crystals.  The backside of the large cerussite crystal is also coated by these green smithsonites and it is probably the only reason it looks translucent in the pics.  The twinned cerussite is very clear and damage free.  It measures 1.6 cm and sits like a lustrous jewel on a bed of smithsonites.  The piece is a floater with only one, almost no-existent little scrape on one edge of one cast.  This faces up and back so is not distracting, and frankly, trivial.  6.2 x 4.2 x 3 cm overall.  An outstanding and unusual specimen.  $3,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-327

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OKL-327      Cerussite on Smithsonite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  A sculptural piece with an attractive combination of species.  The smithsonite appears to be in two generations with small rhombohedral crystal forming the coating over the entire specimen and larger, slightly pink and slightly rounded, rhombs appearing on top of them.  The cerussite crystals are twins of a slightly smoky color with the best on measuring 1.8 cm and having three rays.  It sits upright on a crystallized base and has two contacts, one on the base edge and a very tiny area on top.  A couple of crystals show chipping but the specimen is in good condition overall.  Very displayable and attractive.  $1,800

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-323

OKL-323      Cerussite on Mottramite    Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This is a major specimen and likely center piece for any Tsumeb collection.  All the twinned crystals are very robust and very clear with minimal inclusions and cloudiness.  Selective faces are frosted while most are glassy giving the crystal excellent contrast.  The deep green matrix also sets off these huge cerussites.  The specimen weighs several pounds and measures 10.5 x 8 x 6 cm.  The individual crystals are up to 4.8 cm in diameter.  One missing crystal directly on lower edge of piece from removal, one very small chip on a hollow crystal, a little edge chatter on one crystal, and a tiny chip in one other.  This sounds like a lot of issues but given the enormity of this important specimen it is still important and it certainly displays well as can be seen in the images.  I believe this to be a great bargain and think it should draw a lot of attention.  Comes with custom engraved acrylic base.  Price on Request.

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-320

 

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Most likely, this is the front view

OKL-320      Cerussite     Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.   This specimen is one of the huge “snowflake” specimens that has become a mineralogical icon and nearly impossible to find for sale.  They are well represented in the world’s important museums but seldom in most collections.  Even Tsumeb specialists have difficulty acquiring these in good specimens: their being so fragile, their rarity, their extreme expense if available, and the fact that the large ones like this were difficult to fit into the miners lunch boxes all make for specimens like this to be exceedingly rare. 

This fine example is narrower than many but is complete in showing the six rays present in the best twins clearly.  This one is unusual in that there is almost no damage, lest one small chip on the back, and it views almost equally well from both sides.  Magnificent is an understatement when it comes to this exceptional mineral specimen.  It could be displayed various ways… if on edge it sits well being fully stable and presentable.  The side that I am referring to as the back is just as lustrous and displayable as the front.  The backs coloration is different with the center of the crystal being a mild yellow color which grades to clear at its extremities.  The overall clarity is average to good for one of these big specimens and the luster is exceptionally strong.  There are two tiny areas of druse coated rock matrix clearly visible in the images but this specimen was clearly a floater in the pocket and has no visible points of attachment.  The base is well crystallized, as well but not as displayable.  It sits great on this base, as I am calling it, but would display very nicely in a vertical alignment.  Very nice in every regard.  Comes with custom engraved acrylic base.  Price on Request

 

 

 

 

Custom engraved acrylic base.

OKI-739

OKI-739     Cerussite Twins on Malachite after Azurite    Tsumcorp Mine, Tsumeb, Otikoyo Region, Namibia, Africa.  Ex. Nancy Collins Collection circ. 1970.  This fine specimen measures 8 x 7.2 x 4.5 cm overall and is composed of numerous twinned and untwined cerussites on a lush carpet of forest green malachite pseudomorphs after azurite.  The malachite pseudo are present in two generations: the first generation crystals are large, to 2.7 cm each, and followed by the second generation, much smaller, deeper green pseudos which coat about 30% of the surfaces of the first generation crystals.  On this matrix can be found 2 fine clusters of twinned cerussites to 1.8 cm each and one lonely untwined crystal.  They all stand off the malachite in high relief.  The cerussites are very translucent and have a waxy to silky luster.  There is no damage to the primary display face although some of the edge contacts are visible from the front yet not distracting.  The backside has some mineralization ,as well.  The specimens of malachite after azurite from this mine are known world over as classics.  I’ve sold and seen many dozens of these malachites after azurite, but the several of these I now have for sale are the only ones I’ve known of in combination with the cerussites.  Comes with a custom engraved acrylic base.  Very rare and desirable.   $3,500

 

 

 

Custom engraved acrylic base.

OKI-740     Cerussite Twins on Malachite after Azurite    Tsumcorp Mine, Tsumeb, Otikoyo Region, Namibia, Africa.  Ex. Nancy Collins Collection circ. 1970.  This fine specimen measures 6.5 x 6 x 4.8 cm overall and is composed of numerous twinned and untwined cerussites on a lush carpet of forest green malachite pseudomorphs after azurite.  The largest twin is 1.7 cm on edge.  The malachite pseudo are present in two generations: the first generation crystals are large, followed by the second generation, much smaller, deeper green pseudos which coat some of the surfaces of the first generation crystals.  On this matrix there is a large centrally placed twin with good symmetry and luster.  In addition are several small reticulated twins on the periphery.  They all stand off the malachite in high relief.  The cerussites are very translucent and have a waxy to silky luster.  There is no damage to the primary display face although some of the edge contacts are visible on the sides of the piece.  The backside has some mineralization, as well.  The specimens of malachite after azurite from this mine are known world over as classics.  I’ve sold and seen many dozens of these malachites after azurite, but the several of these I now have for sale are the only ones I’ve known of in combination with the cerussites.  Comes with a custom engraved acrylic base. Rare and desirable.  $2,200

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-742

OKI-742     Cerussite Twins on Malachite after Azurite    Tsumcorp Mine, Tsumeb, Otikoyo Region, Namibia, Africa.  Ex. Nancy Collins Collection circ. 1970.  This fine specimen measures 4 x 3.1 x 2.9 cm overall and is composed of several twinned and untwined cerussites on a lush carpet of forest green malachite pseudomorphs after azurite.  The malachite pseudo are present in two generations: the first generation crystals are large, to 2 cm each, and followed by the second generation, much smaller, deeper green pseudos which coat about 20 % of the surfaces of the first generation crystals.  On this matrix can be found twinned cerussites to 1.4 cm.  There is no damage to this specimen.  The specimens of malachite after azurite from this mine are known world over as classics.  I’ve sold and seen many dozens of these malachites after azurite, but the several of these I now have for sale are the only ones I’ve known of in combination with the cerussites.  $800

 

 

 

 

OKH-979

OKH-979    Cerussite     Tsumeb, Namibia, Africa.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  Clear twin measuring 2 X 1.7 X 1.4 cm.  Attractive grouping with a blade in back partially broke and small ding on a side limb.  Not perfect but still an attractive example.  Price nicely at….$35

 

 

 

 

OKJ-386

OKJ-386   Cerussite, Adamite (Cu Rich)   Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.   And unusual and attractive specimen, this piece measures 3.6 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm.  All sides are liberally coated with crystals 2.5 cm each.  This specimen is a damage free floater.  Great color contrasts and nice luster.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-968

OKH-968    Cerussite on Smithsonite     Tsumeb, Namibia, Africa.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  Very high luster specimen with clear cerussite twin crystals in several places on a light pink matrix of crystallized smithsonite.  This domical piece measures 3.2 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm.  It appears to be a floater (it is now mounted in a perky box) with only one small flake on a single cerussite showing damage.  This is difficult to see even with magnification.  It views almost equally well from any direction.  Very attractive and desirable.  $195

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-570

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OKF-570     Cerussite     Tsumeb, Africa.  Ex. Jim Turek collection.  A large specimen with single and twinned cerussites everywhere, including its base.  No damage except to a couple which are on base and one on top so it views well showing complete single and double terminated crystals on all its sides.  One large cluster measures over 3 cm across and shows the desired star flake pattern created by the cyclic twinning.  8.6 x 7 x 5.3 cm.  300$

 

 

 

 

 

Custom engraved acrylic base

OKF-379

OKF-379    Cerussite    Tsumeb, SW Africa.  Ex Anthony P. Dunn collection. Most of this beautifully formed sixling twin is present on a small piece of matrix.  The specimen stands up beautifully for display and measures 5.7 x 5 x 3.4 cm over.  The crystal exhibits a medium to high luster has zero damage.  The cerussite is translucent to gemmy and wonderfully form.  An excellent specimen which is better in person.  $650   This specimen has sustained a chip for which I will discount it to $250.  If interested contact me.

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-148

OKD-148    Cerussite   Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  3.2 cm single crystal of cerussite which is white to clear and translucent to gemmy.  Nice luster, clean of damage and heavy.  Another good piece from a classic location.  40$

 

 

 

 

OKD-136

OKD-136    Cerussite   Tsumeb, South West Africa.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Cerussite crystals to 4 plus cm each intergrown with an unidentified black acicular mineral.  4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 overall.  Smaller cerussites are gem clear.  Some contacts.  Classic material.  85$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-656

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OKB-656    Cerussite   Tsumeb, South West Africa.   Ex. Dr. Chamberlain Collection.    Nice cluster of gemmy crystals with largest being over 4 cm.  Minor matrix with most crystals being singly terminated.  Excellent luster and fair to good form.  65$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-209

OKB-209    Cerussite/ Mottramite    Tsumeb, Namibia, S. Africa.   Numerous cerussites to over a cm on green Mottramite.  4 x 3 x 3 cm.   Fantastic price...18$

 

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