• Azurite with Olivenite, Malachite and Arsentsumebite
  • Azurite with Olivenite, Malachite and Arsentsumebite
  • Azurite with Olivenite, Malachite and Arsentsumebite

Azurite with Olivenite, Malachite and Arsentsumebite

$4,000.00   €3,278  £2,830.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC15491
This Tsumeb mine small miniature is the tastiest of mineralogical morsels, one I could readily eat, albeit for it being hard, very crunchy, and arsenic-rich!  It is a superb, delightful, and most pretty combination of beautifully crystallised Azurite with Malachite and Arsentsumebite covering a thick and chunky matrix of crystallised and densely compact Olivenite.  A very choice matrix to say the least!  The Azurite forms as bright electric azure-blue transparent crystals of 4 to 6 mm long scattered amongst a densely crystallised carpet of pseudo-hexagonal blueish-green Arsentsumebite.  Arsentsumebite can adopt several habits and colours, this being a more uncharacteristic one.  On the reverse side of the Olivenite core is a rich druse of micro-botryoidal bright apple-green Arsentsumebite, more typical of the species.  The Olivenite core/matrix averages 1.5 cm thick and is composed of densely packed olive-green acicular crystals standing normal to the display faces.  Malachite is present as light to mid green spherical clusters.  A fabulous Tsumeb specimen. 


3.0 × 4.6 × 2.2 cm
Carbonates, Oxides and Hydroxides, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Arsentsumebite, Malachite, Olivenite

Related Mineral Specimens

Olivenite on Quartz
 Wheal Unity, St Day, Cornwall, England, Europe
A fine crystal druse of Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Unity, St. Day, Cornwall. Lustrous dark olive...
Cerussite with Malachite
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia
Gemmy colourless-white crystals of twinned Cerussite mostly stand upright on deep green botryoidal...
 Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania
Velvet luster dark green Botryoidal Malachite from the Proprietary Mine (Block 14), Broken...
 Kolwezi Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga (Shaba), DR Congo (Zaire), Africa
A fine display of stalactitic Malachite from the Kolwezi Mine,Kolwezi, D R Congo. Stalactites of...