• Dolomite
  • Dolomite
Carbonates

Dolomite

$500.00   €427  £390.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC15868
Dolomite is ubiquitous throughout the Tsumeb mine due to the nature of the country rock and its paleo-karst system, and hence occurs in a wide variety of colours, habits, and morphologies.  This quite amazing specimen forms as nested spherical shell-like casts mimicking what was probably underlying botryoidal smithsonite which, at some later stage in the orebody‚Äôs evolution, was dissolved away leaving only void space.  The Dolomite forms bubble-like spheres to about 6.5 cm diameter with micro-crystallised surfaces of buttery clotted-cream, blushed delicate pale pink in places.  A beautiful and rare specimen of this remarkable habit of Dolomite from Tsumeb.

Details

Dimensions
8.9 × 10.1 × 7.0 cm
Categories
Carbonates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Dolomite

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