Aragonite Var. Tarnowitzite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Thumbnail, 2.3 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
This is a magnificent crystal cluster of tarnowitzite, the rare, lead based variety of aragonite. The crystals exhibit pearlescent luster, translucence and an ivory color. The largest crystal measures 2.0 cm in length. Without doubt this is a superb competition quality thumbnail.