Aragonite (Var: Zincian Aragonite)
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 2.9 x 2.3 cm
A showy and excellent elongate prism of lustrous, translucent, yellow-green aragonite variety nicholsonite jauntily attached to a bit of matrix including pink cobaltoan dolomite from Tsumeb. Nicholsonite is the zinc-rich variety of aragonite. The three-sided crystal has the textbook pseudo-hexagonal pyramid termination. Choice material from the Willy Israel Collection and purchased in 1989.