Tarbuttite With Skorpionite
Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Luderitz District, Karas Region, Namibia
Miniature, 3.3 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm
An elegantly formed specimen of large tarbuttite "sheaves" lightly decorated with minute white crystals of the new phosphate species Skorpionite, described formally in 2008 from this, the type locality. This specimen has rich coverage, and relatively larger crystals for the species compared to other pieces we have seen (meaning, they are barely eye-visible). In person, the color of the tarbuttite is a soft pastel green, very unusual and interesting! It is translucent when backlit.