• Fahleite (Mineral GS1)
Rare Minerals

Fahleite (Mineral GS1)

$500.00   €406  £350.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC15933
The unnamed ‘Mineral GS1’ has long been an enigmatic species from the Tsumeb mine in Namibia, looking more like a broken piece of green plastic rather than a mineral.  This species is never seen on or in matrix in my experience, but exceptions must likely exist.  The species Fahleite whose type locality is at Tsumeb, is now known to be identical to samples of GS1 in part.  This is a good thumbnail example and is typical of the species, being of translucent to opaque grass green and forming an angular shard with conchoidal fractures and glossy yet waxy lustre.  These specimens really do look like plastic fragments, but none the less a great and fairly rare specimen from Tsumeb.

Details

Dimensions
1.2 × 2.5 × 0.8 cm
Categories
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Rare Minerals
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fahleite (Mineral GS1)

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