Cobaltoan Dolomite and Duftite
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.0 x 3.2 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Shields and Frances Flynn
This choice Tsumeb combination piece consists of vivid, bubble-gum pink Cobaltoan Dolomite is association with green Duftite. The Dolomites are primarily lustrous microcrystals grouped together in spherical clusters up to about 5mm across, and they are covered in spots by drusy, botryoidal Duftite that also clusters to about 6 mm in size. The similarity in overall appearance has a nice uniformity that contrasts starkly with the difference in color, yet the forms and colors complement each other and create a wonderful aesthetic.