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Cerussite — specimen 0029, photo © NMNHS
Cerussite — specimen 0029, photo © NMNHS

Cerussitespecimen 0029


Southern Africa
Namibia, Oshikoto, Tsumeb
Cerussite — specimen 0029, locality map

Weight: 3.71 ct; size: 9.31 | 5.60 | 4.06 mm; shape: octagon; colour: very light reddish orange; clarity: eye clean; cut: very good; treatment: none.

Very clean specimen; very good step cut style. Source: John Bradshaw, Coast to Coast Rare Stones International.

More information from ‘Classification’

Common in the oxidised zone of lead deposits, where it may constitute an important ore (Anthony et al., 2001—2005). Faceted specimens are very rare. The largest faceted stone is a 408 carat from Tsumeb, Namibia (Arem, 1987: 64).