• Olivenite with Zincolivnite
  • Olivenite with Zincolivnite
  • Olivenite with Zincolivnite
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Olivenite with Zincolivnite

$500.00   €458  £410.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC14659
A lovely example of the transitional supergene mineralogy that is so typical of the multiphase deposition of the arsenate minerals at the Tsumeb mine. Here on the edge of the crystals, we can see the zinc rich Olivenite becoming gradually less zinc rich as the crystals grew, ending up with a dark olive green copper rich olivenite which has a very low zinc content. This is an old time specimen.

Details

Dimensions
5.9 × 5.5 × 4.1 cm
Categories
Latest Additions, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Olivenite

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