Anglesite (blue)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 5.6 x 4.3 x 0.5 cm
Ex. Kay Robertson

An aesthetic Anglesite "spear point" from the famous Tsumeb Mine. This single crystal has a wonderful, glassy luster, is flattened and barbed, and is colorless to white. It is also translucent with good gemminess at the terminations, and it exhibits sharp, stepped growth. This two-sided piece is beautifully accented by green Mottramite sprinkled within the crystal. It is repaired, but cleanly done and Anglesite is very rare from Tsumeb, so we are thankful to have it. This small cab is a nice, large display quality crystal that is well-terminated (although slightly contacted at each end).