Malachite Ps. Azurite With Mimetite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Miniature, 3.5 x 3.0 x 2.0 cm
Ex. Jim White
This location is known for malachite crystals, to be sure, generally as replacements after original azurite growth. But seldom do we get such stereotypically SHARP crystals, where the faithful preservation of the azurite shape is not marred by mottling, asymmetry, or etched-looking surfaces. This is a fine, sharp cluster, complete all around, showing a complexity and aesthetic we seldom get from Tsumeb for malachites. It is a small miniature size, and is very elegant. ex Jim White collection