Tarbuttite With Skorpionite
Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Luderitz District, Karas Region, Namibia
Miniature, 3.5 x 3.3 x 2.2 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. The skorpionite occurs in crevasses in the tarbuttite cluster as microcrystalline material. In person, the color of the tarbuttite is a soft pastel green, very unusual and interesting! It is translucent when backlit.