Cerussite from Mibladen Mine, Morocco

 

Cerussite from the classic location, Mibladen Mine in Morocco.  Fine floater crystals which show extensive etching or unusual growths such as skeletal and reticulated forms.    Cerussite from the classic location, Mibladen Mine in Morocco.  Fine floater crystals which show extensive etching or unusual growths such as skeletal and reticulated forms.     Cerussite from the classic location, Mibladen Mine in Morocco.  Fine floater crystals which show extensive etching or unusual growths such as skeletal and reticulated forms.   

 

Unusual material for this area.  Well developed floater crystals which show all manners of etching, sixling twinning, skeletal and reticulaed growth.  Attractive an extremely interesting specimens.  Very high quality.

I had to look these specimens over a couple times before recognizing them as the fine pieces that they are.  I have purchased lots of cerussite, barite, anglesite, etc. from this mine in the past.  Except for the fine yellow anglesites nothing really hit me as being overly impressive.  These fine specimens, however, made a major impact.  Most are very complex growths probably best described as being skeletal.  Some will also show a degree of etching and sometimes reticulated development, as well and all have nothing short of the highest luster I have ever seen on cerussite crystals.  Most are floaters with no visible points of attachment.  If there were attachments they are fully camouflaged by crystal regrowth.  Unless otherwise mentioned these specimens are always damage free.  Generally they are more attractive and far more gemmy that the photos seem to indicate.  Colors are yellow, white or both.  All are eye candy for sure.  Very heavy specimens for their size because of the dominance of lead in their structure. 

         Black square in photo = 1 cm.

 

 

 

OKN-104

OKN-104     Cerussite on Barite    Mibladen, Morocco.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  2 cm complete crystal sits up high on a dome of barite with small cubic crystal studding its surface.  Galena would be right but they look to be tiny fluorites.  5.9 x 4.9 x 4.4 cm.  No damage....tip was dirty, sorry.  $130

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-799

Back

OKM-799      Cerussite with Barite      Mibladen, Morocco.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A large example of high quality... however, currently common material.  This heavy piece measures 6.5 x 4.7 x 3.6 cm and is dominated by one large crystal.  Contact was on back on barite.  Very minor chipping along on small edge (back).  Fine luster and displays great.  $275

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKC-582

OKC-582  Cerussite from Mibladen Mine, Morocco.   A large crystal that is somewhat flattened.  Mostly yellow with minor areas of white.  90$

 

 

 

 

OKC-583

OKC-583  Cerussite from Mibladen Mine, Morocco.   A very large crystal with complex and interesting growth patterns.  Minor white on one side but otherwise yellow.  220$

 

 

 

 

 

OKC-584

OKC-584  Cerussite from Mibladen Mine, Morocco.   This tabular crystal has much of its original form remaining.  Clear center with yellow surrounding.  85$

 

 

 

 

 

OKC-586

OKC-586  Reticulated Cerussite from Mibladen Mine, Morocco.   Reticulated thumbnail sized specimen which is composed of both white and yellow cerussite.  A real find for the thumbnail collector.  55$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKC-587

OKC-587  Cerussite from Mibladen Mine, Morocco.   Typical piece with lots of interesting development (mostly beyond my explaination).  70$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKC-588

OKC-588  Cerussite from Mibladen Mine, Morocco.   Large specimen with both white and yellow cerussite.  There are a couple of small barite contact on the back of the specimen which are clearly visible in the image.  260$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKC-589

OKC-589  Reticulated Cerussite from Mibladen Mine, Morocco.   Reticulated thumbnail sized specimen which is composed of both white and yellow cerussite.  A real find for the toenail/ miniature collector.  75$

 

 

 

 

 

OKC-590

OKC-590  Cerussite from Mibladen Mine, Morocco.   Big crystal which is more typical in form.  Less skeletal growth makes this a stocky specimen.  Gemmy in numerous areas. Small piece of barite matrix still attached.  400$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKC-591

Custom engraved acrylic base

OKC-591  Reticulate Cerussite from Mibladen Mine, Morocco.   Largest and finest piece in the lot showing any reticulated development.  Nice six pointed star pattern when viewed down the length of the crystal (visible in third photo).  Not much in the way of extensive branching form, however.  Nice colors both white and yellow.  Very desirable specimen.  450$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKC-592

Custom engraved acrylic base

OKC-592  Cerussite from Mibladen Mine, Morocco.  One of the largest and and I think the finest piece in the lot.  It shows very minor reticulated development.  Great color saturation and clarity.  Finest of aesthetics and form.  Top shelf specimen in all respects.  450$

 

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