• Arsentsumebite
  • Arsentsumebite
  • Arsentsumebite
Rare Minerals

Arsentsumebite

$450.00   €366  £330.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC15984
This Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb mine in Namibia may be more a large micromount than a thumbnail, but it defiantly proves quality not quantity can be the better option!  The Arsentsumebite forms stalagmitic structures of 2 to 5 mm tall and could possibly be pseudomorphs after mimetite.  Odd crystals that are broken however, reveal a hexagonal glassy core, so it would appear these are Mimetite crystals coated with crystallised Arsentsumebite.  The crystals are a limey-apple green and where fine acicular coatings of Malachite overgrow, grade to a powdery turquoise duck-egg blue with a fine velvety texture.  A beautiful small thumbnail of this relatively rare species from Tsumeb.

Details

Dimensions
1.1 × 1.5 × 0.9 cm
Categories
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Rare Minerals, Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Arsentsumebite