Tarnowitzite (Plumbian Aragonite)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 11.0 x 10.0 x 5.0 cm
Exceptionally large and rich specimen of the uncommon Lead variety of Aragonite. The many crystals here grade from cream colored to that of milk chocolate. The lustrous Tarnowizites average about 1 cm in size, but can reach up to 1.5 cm. The growth is dense, but the crystals keep their individual identity nicely. The cream-colored caps add much to the aesthetics. A very good, and unusual, example from this great mine.