ex. Eric Asselborn
A small piece but truly oustanding for the finely crystallized alamosite on matrix of finely crysatllized leadhillite, and for the richeness and near-record size of the melanotekite! The overall combination is a relative value in that you get three very rare minerals, in excellent crystals, altogether - and in a displayable specimen, no less!
3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm. A small piece but truly outstanding for the finely crystallized alamosite on matrix of finely crystallized leadhillite, and for the richness and near-record size of the melanotekite! Ex. Eric Asselborn Collection.
Superb, translucent, lathelike crystals of alamosite make the bulk of this specimen, which is a major thumbnail example of the species and, aside from a few freak specimens, is of a pretty good quality as well. The black specks are melanotekite, though there may also be other minerals in association here which I am not identifying. Alamosite in good crystals is one of the more uncommon of Tsumeb rarities, and seldom seen for sale (at any price, but usually very high, when priced). From an old German collection, such pieces are rarely seen on the market today.
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