Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Thumbnail, 2.3 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm
A MAJOR Tsumeb rarity, Schneiderhohnite is usually seen for sale as little 2-5 mm crystals on ugly ore matrix. However, there was one pocket (in the 1970s?), which produced these huge crystals and set the standard for the species for all time to come, and this is the largest single crystal of that find that I have seen for sale. Several well-known specimens from the Zinn, Barlow, and other Tsumeb collections I have handled pale in comparison to this relative monster. It is, simply, a world class thumbnail and both for species and aesthetics. Similar world class Tsumeb thumbnails from the Minette collection recently set world records for pricing in the high five figures, and so in comparison this is probably a good value by what such things go for in today's marketplace. TYPE LOCALITY and the only locality for superb larger crystals of this species. A bit of matrix is attached with other microcrystallized mineralization, possibly other species. Lastly, I should point out that this crystal is complete ALL around, 360 degrees.