FLYNNC-41
Biehlite
Thumbnail, 2.6 x 2.3 x 1.0 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Shields and Frances Flynn
SOLD

One of the more rare and recently identified Tsumeb species that also forms good specimens, this is an interesting hair-like mineral. This is a rare antimony, arsenic, molybdate, and they come from a single small pocket in the third oxidation zone at Tsumeb. The specimen consists of a wispy, white fibrous material (actually it is crystallized, but looks like hair) and white, tabular-appearing, "crystals" or composites of biehlite replacing something else, to 1 cm in length. A fine large thumbnail, that seems to have been sold twice by the previous dealer over the years (and note, this material really should command a premium. It truly is rare! But, we lowered many of these below prices that were even paid, in the course of amortizing the collection to price it).