Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Thumbnail, 2.4 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm
Ex. William Panczner

A beautiful thumbnail sized competition specimen, this is a flowerlike cluster of intergrown wulfenite crystals with the classic Tsumeb color and luster (frankly, much more metallic than wulfenite from many other locations!) Tsumeb is not widely known for wulfenite but that is in part to the fragility of the species and that it was hard to collect and bring out compared to other things. Specimens like this really add breadth to any Tsumeb suite! From the award-winning thumbnail collection of Sharon and William Panczner, author of the book Minerals Of Mexico, and last seen and exhibited in the 1960s.