Mottramite on Aragonite Var. Tarnowitzite
Cabinet, 10.0 x 8.3 x 8.0 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Large, distinguished cluster of Tarnowitzite crystals (partially hollow) are coated by deep-green Mottramite. There are four large, distinct Tarnowitzite crystals in the cluster, the largest of which is over 7 cm tall. Their sharp, hexagonal form and Mottramite coating (preferential on one half, like driven green snow) give this piece excellent aesthetics and visual interest.