Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
2.9x 3.5 cm
Ex. Nérée Boubée
beautiful miniature specimen, with a cyclic cerussite twin perched on
a small amount of matrix. I have seen a number of these
"snowflakes" over the years, but seeing them on matrix is a
bit more unusual (not rare, but definitely uncommon).
specimen has labels that date it back to at least 1962, when the piece
was purchased by Joaquin Folch from Nérée Boubée II (whose
grandfather was also a mineral dealer). The Folch collection was
for decades among the finest in Europe; this is one of the duplicates
that was recently dispersed by Jordi Fabre. It was purchased by
Joseph Freilich, from whom I acquired it in trade.