Copper With Malachite and Calcite
Cabinet, 15.5 x 11.5 x 7.4 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
For whatever reason, copper is actually quite rare at Tsumeb. This is an unusual Copper 'bonsai' tree on matrix. This very substantial large cabinet piece has great form and aesthetics. All the Copper limbs are coated by Malachite and, like fruit on a tree, all the branches are dotted with 2-3 mm Calcite crystals. Just a terrific combination piece, it is a strange Tsumeb combo in every sense of the word. Rare for Tsumeb, which is the king of such combinatorial minerals!