Miniature, 5.0 x 4.0 x 2.4 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Charlie Key
Most tennantites, lets admit, are lumpy and dark and ugly at first glance. Not so this one! Tetrahedrons of lustrous black tennantite, to 1.5 cm across, are in a really sculptural and 3-dimensional cluster here that makes for an unusually display-worthy specimen. This is an excellent example of a fairly rare ore mineral at Tsumeb.
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