Rosasite, Calcite
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
Miniature, 4.5 x 4.0 x 2.7 cm
This stalactite of highly lustrous finely-developed calcites is very nice by itself, but you add the sharp 1 mm balls of Rosasite, and this becomes a dynamite specimen of a rare combination. This one is a 3 cm stalactite, complete all around, perched on a spreading base of more calcite. Ex. Willy Israel Collection.