Tarnowitzite (Plumbian Aragonite)
Cabinet, 11.0 x 10.0 x 5.0 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
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.