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Chalcotrichite in Cerussite
Thumbnail, 1.6 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
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Chalcotrichite, the fibrous, red variety of cuprite, has totally included lustrous and translucent crystals of cerussite, to 1 cm in length. The resulting fire engine red color is further enhanced by minor green malachite at the base of the specimen. A rare and beautiful example of the incredible specimen mine that was Tsumeb. This specimen was featured in the Africa Thumbnail Treasures Exhibit, Munich 2012