• Otavite on Malachite with Cerussite
  • Otavite on Malachite with Cerussite
  • Otavite on Malachite with Cerussite
  • Otavite on Malachite with Cerussite
  • Otavite on Malachite with Cerussite
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Otavite on Malachite with Cerussite

$1,200.00   €1,084  £960.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC18259
An old-time specimen dating back to the very early days of mining at Tsumeb, the extremely rare mineral Otavite, first discovered at Tsumeb by Otto Schneider in 1906.  Otavite is cadmium carbonate and is named for the Otavi Mountainland where Tsumeb is situated.  Otavite is only known to come from the outcrop and 1st oxidation zone; however this specimen has all the hallmarks of the former, including an accompanying handwritten label.  Botryoidal turquoise-green Malachite with a pale limey-peppermint green outer crust is invested with pearly-white micro-crystals of Otavite and occasional glassy Cerussite.  A rare and historic Tsumeb specimen.

Details

Dimensions
6.3 × 3.8 × 3.0 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Rare Minerals
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cerussite, Malachite

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