Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 5.0 x 1.5 cm
This remarkable specimen is, according to both the Sussmans and Dr. Georg Gebhard in his communications to them, the single largest fine crystal known from the Easter Pocket, a remarkable find that was hit while reworking older levels of the mine's first oxidation zone which was otherwise played out by the 1920s. This pocket, described in detail in Gebhard's book TSUMEB II, not only produced superb azurite specimens but actually showed us a NEW tabular crystal habit for the species! It is one of the 2 or 3 best known azurite pockets from Tsumeb, along with the Perkin Sams and Kegel azurite pockets. The 6 x 5 x 1.5 cm major crystal is pristine, brilliantly lustrous, a definite dark blue even in poor lighting (i.e. not black!), and is perched on a bit of matrix flanked by smaller accessory crystals to the upper left and right. The back of the upper termination of the giant crystal is also present and complete (see bottom-right picture), though below that it grew into the matrix. Comes with custom lucite display mount 7.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm