Azurite, Malachite, Bayldonite, Olivenite
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 12.0 x 10.0 x 4.8 cm
An old-time, very fine, two-sided, cabinet, combination specimen from the Tsumeb Mine. One side is richly sprinkled with lustrous, striated, navy-blue azurite crystals and chatoyant malachite pseudomorphs after sharp azurite crystals on a matrix of lighter green bayldonite. One half of the other side is covered with sharp, coated and uncoated, olive-green olivenite crystals and accented with malachite pseudomorphs after azurite, a few azurite crystals and lighter green bayldonite. This is one of the more complex combination specimens that I have seen from this renowned locale. Definitely old-time material. Ex. Tarnowski Collection.