Willemite, Mimetite
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 6.1 x 4.0 cm
A fine, two-sided, combination specimen from the Tsumeb Mine. Starburst-like tufts of pastel-yellow mimetite needles are aesthetically concentrated amongst isolated, glassy, greenish-gray, willemite crystals on starkly contrasting background of iron oxides. The other side is totally unexpected. Here a rich covering of sparkly, glassy, olive-green, willemite crystals in spherical clusters highlighted with scattered mimetite clusters is evident. Really a contrast in two types of willemite here. Ex. Uli Bahmann Collection.