Tennantite ps. Azurite, with Malachite
Cabinet, 10.7 x 8.0 x 6.4 cm
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
An AESTHETIC and SUPERB pseudomorph from the famous and now-closed Tsumeb Mine. This cluster of Tennantite pseudomorphs after large, bladed Azurite crystals creates a very showy specimen. The pseudo is complete all-around and in remarkable condition. The largest pseudo is 7.5 cm tall, and the original habit is well-preserved. The Tennantite itself is solid, and is covered with microscopic green copper mineralization so it has more color than Tennantite, and more character as well. Tennantite pseudos after Azurite are RARE from Tsumeb and this is radiating cluster is exceptionally good. The aesthetics are outstanding, as you can tell from the pics.