Schultenite on Adamite Var. Cuproadamite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Miniature, 3.9 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm
Ex. Charlie Key
Nestled in a vug of massive black ore are gemmy and glassy, bright green crystals of cuproadamite, to .5 cm across. Associated with the cuproadamite are large crystals, to 1.0 cm across, of colorless, glassy and gemmy schultenite: a rare, lead, hydrogen arsenate. This is a very rare species! Any specimen should be worht something, and a displayable rich miniature like this is the likes of which I have not seen for sale. The larger shard of schultenite is about 1.5 cm. the Sharper, but smaller complete crystals are about 7 mm. There is a 1 cm cleaved crystal showing a cleavage plane frontally on the bottom, as well.