Azurite, Bayldonite
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.0 x 1.6 cm
Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
Great azurites always come to mind when mentioning "Tsumeb'. These deep blue, extremely sharp, complexly modified crystals are set off beautifully against contrasting Bayldonite microcrystals, making for a uniquely attractive thumbnail specimen that is very well-balanced as well. The crystal atop, almost 2 cm, is perfectly perched and fully terminated on each end, with the terms hanging out into space to show them off. This is a killer thumb from one of the world's best localities, and is NOT your "average" azurite TN! Thus, it is priced accordingly for the discerning collector of competition-level thumbnails - not cheap to admit, but also not ridiculous either since it is EVEN BETTER In PERSON 2.7 x 2 x 1.6 cm