Olivenite, Malachite
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
Miniature, 4.8 x 2.0 x 1.0 cm
Lustrous, dark olive-green, flattened olivenite prisms richly encrust matrix along with malachite on this excellent and showy elongate plate from Tsumeb. Olivenite is a highly desirable secondary copper arsenate from this now-closed locality. Ex. Rob Smith Collection. A superb display piece with discrete crystals.