Kegelite With Siderite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia (Type Locality)
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
Ex. Eric Asselborn; Walter Kahn
Eric Asselborn bought this remarkably rich specimen of kegelite from the family of Tsumeb Mine manager Walter Kahn, and it remains to this day one of the richest examples of the species I or friends have seen (confirmed with Bill Pinch and Mark Feinglos, in particular). It is a trim I made off of an amazing 6x5cm specimen Kahn was known to have from the first pocket identified and which I also have for sale. The somewhat gemmy brown-red crystal in the middle is a remarkably sharp and lustrous siderite, easily mistaken for a crazily good stottite but sadly not. However, it is a nice accent to the rolling carpet of extremely rich, microcrystalline kegelite which covers the specimen. (TYPE LOCALITY)