• Mimetite on Cerussite with Duftite
  • Mimetite on Cerussite with Duftite
  • Mimetite on Cerussite with Duftite
  • Mimetite on Cerussite with Duftite
  • Mimetite on Cerussite with Duftite
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates

Mimetite on Cerussite with Duftite

$1,500.00   €1,339  £1,140.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC11570
Although the association of Mimetite, Cerussite and Duftite from the Tsumeb mine in the Oshikoto Region of Namibia is very common, this is a far from common specimen.  Blocky prismatic crystals of colourless, glassy Cerussite, typically 15 x 8 x 8 mm, are richly coated on their upper surface with a continuous veneer of sucrosic pale lemon-yellow Mimetite micro-crystals.  Beneath the specimen, the Cerussite crystals are similarly coated with a thin veneer of tiny rhombohedral Calcite crystals which in turn are completely hidden by a coating of bright leafy-lime green Duftite.  The combination of these three minerals with striking colours and habits makes for a most eye-catching, interesting and aesthetic miniature.

Details

Dimensions
4.5 × 5.3 × 2.3 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cerussite, Duftite, Mimetite

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