Mimetite, Beaverite
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
Miniature, 3.5 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm
Tsumeb Gem Pocket mimetite, from the one-time 1971 find, is considered the world's finest mimetite. This showy and excellent Gem Pocket specimen is dominated by a 1.1 cm, gemmy crystal jauntily perched above a vug with smaller mimetites lying in a field of earthy, yellow-green beaverite. Beaverite is a rare sulfate and is very rare from Tsumeb. The large mimetite is doubly terminated, with the upper termination having embedded beaverite - contacted, but not damaged. This is a highly representative combination specimen from this famous find. Ex. Rob Smith Collection.