The Karlheinz Grosch Tsumeb Collection - Soon to be available!

13 April 2010

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of The Karlheinz Grosch Tsumeb Collection.

Karlheinz's collection is one of the most important Tsumeb collections to have reached the market in years.

Karlheinz had been collecting Tsumeb specimens for many decades and he has subsequently accumulated one of the best systematic Tsumeb Collections ever assembled, consisting of over 1500 specimens. Even we - a mineral dealership who are well known for handling many Tsumeb minerals and collections - were taken aback by the scale and quality of his collection.

Amongst some excellent Dioptases, Cerussites, and Azurites are, for example,  Smithsonite specimens of all colours, Calcites, Willemites, Adamites, Paradamites, Anglesites etc etc. Also many rarities such as Ludlockite, Tsumcorite and a huge Reinerite crystal measuring 2.5cm(!)

Karlheiz Grosch
Karlheinz and his microscope

Here's a taster of just a few of the minerals:

Salmon Pink Tsumeb Smithsonite
A gorgeous 'salmon-pink'  Smithsonite 13cm x 11cm x 4cm - looks like a Rhodochrosite at first glance!

Native Silver from Tsumeb
Native Silver from Tsumeb 5cm x 3.5cm x 2.5cm

Reinerite from Tsumeb 3.5cm x 2.5cm x 2.2cm - a 2.5cm tall crystal!

Cerussite twin - Tsumeb
Cerussite twin from Tsumeb 3.8cm x 2.5cm x 1.8cm - so well balanced

Paradamite from Tsumeb
Paradamite from Tsumeb 5cm x 4cm x 3cm - Mustard-yellow sheaf-like crystals

Tsumeb Smithsonite - some
Just a snippet of the huge range of Tsumeb Smithsonites (as they were on display just before our acquisition)

A few of the impressive Tsumcorites (as they were on display just before our acquisition)

It is going to take us 6-8 weeks to sort, catalogue and clean the specimens from this collection before we are able to make them available to the market.

If you collect Tsumeb minerals and have a particular wants list/special request(s) then by all means email us and let us know and we can set aside specimens for your perusal.

Thanks for looking - please watch this place.

Author: ds
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