Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 8.6 x 6.7 x 3.8 cm
Ex. Charlie Key
Covering a matrix of heavy, reddish-brown cuprite are rosettes of yellow-green mimetite crystals, to 2.0 cm across. In fact the shape and color of the mimetite is reminiscent of many ground covers used in Texas gardens. The style is, for Tsumeb, quite rare actually and dates to the oldest workings of the upper oxidation zone. While not the most gemmy kind of mimetite, the overall look of this piece is still fascinating and worth adding to any diverse Tsumeb suite CKTSU-13 - Cerussite - $450 keytsumeb01-013 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia Miniature, 4.6 x 3.9 x 2.6 cm Aesthetically perched on brown limonite is a colorless, elongated twin of cerussite, 2.6 cm long, which exhibits superb adamantine luster and super clarity. There are additional smaller crystals which have been partially or totally pseudomorphed by the limonite it seems. This major crystal is a doubly-terminated floater just sitting there, unlikely as it looks. It is pristine save for a tiny, tiny, bit of wear on the smaller end's tip. Very attractive!