Tarnowitzite with Malachite
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Miniature, 4.1 x 4.0 x 2.7 cm
Ex. Shields and Frances Flynn
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Tarnowitzite, the lead-rich variety of aragonite, reaches its zenith at Tsumeb, characterized by this unique elongated crystal habit and a yellow color. This specimen with a matrix of malachite features several lustrous and translucent, yellow-colored tarnowitzite crystals, to 2.5 cm in length. An aesthetic miniature!