TUC8-102
Tarbuttite
$1,100.00
Miniature, 5.2 x 4.7 x 3.8. cm
Kabwe Mine (Broken Hill Mine), Kabwe (Broken Hill), Central Province, Zambia (TYPE LOCALITY)
A rich spray of bladed, pearlescent crystals, to 1.1 cm in length, has emanated from a dark sulfide matrix. The combination of the translucency of the crystals and the color contrast is awesome, making this one of the more visually fine tarbutites I have seen. I think now we've covered all three crystallographic styles known from the locality?! Named after Percy Coventry Tarbutt, a Director of the Broken Hill Exploration Company who collected some of the first specimens at Broken Hill (now Kabwe), Zambia
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