Calcite on Duftite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 9.5 x 9.0 x 4.5 cm
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli

CLASSIC Tsumeb style! The architecture on this cabinet piece is really quite alluring. Sitting on the Duftite-coated plate are actually FOUR clusters of classic, stacked Calcite rhombs. The rhombs are sharp, have good luster, and range from translucent to gemmy. The largest Calcite crystal is 3 cm on edge. Regrettably, there are a few visible dings on the crystals - a few on the faces and a few on the corners. However, the geometry and aesthetics here are so good and so unusual, if you can live with the dings, you get a noteworthy Tsumeb specimen.