Azurite, Mottramite
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 4.9 x 4.8 cm
Super lustrous, dark midnight-blue azurite crystals to 7 mm RICHLY cover the spongy mottramite matrix on this very showy and unusual piece from Tsumeb. Crystals of this sharpness and luster are not that common from the oxidized zone of this very famous mine. A bit of complimentary malachite adds a nice accent.