Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
Thumbnail, 6.5 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm
WOW! I think the pics say it all for this one....this is one of the most dramatic azurite specimens I have ever seen or imagined. The crystals (to 2.5 cm) are PERFECT and stick straight up, perched on contrasting green-colored calcite matrix and superbly illustrating their crystallography! I have seen just 3 specimens of this habit for sale in my time, and all were priced way beyond me. From the Nauke Oechslin Collection, purchased in Africa in the early 2000: a noted collection mentioned in Gebhard's Tsumeb books. 6.5 x 3 x 3 cm