Tsumcorite on Quartz
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 6.6 x 6.0 x 3.4 cm
Ex. Willy Israel
Tsumcorite is a lead, zinc, iron arsenate and is named after the Tsumeb (Tsum) Corporation (Cor) Mine. The sparkly brownish-yellow Tsumcorite is one of the signature rare-mineral species for which the Tsumeb Mine is renowned and also the TYPE LOCALITY. The tiny Tsumcorites are richly and aesthetically covering at least half the matrix, and are complemented by a multitude of tiny Quartz crystals. Quartz is uncommon at Tsumeb, so this is not only a fine rarity, but also an outstanding combination rarity.