• Mimetite on Malachite
  • Mimetite on Malachite
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates

Mimetite on Malachite

$4,500.00   €3,842  £3,270.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC18535
Both Mimetite and Malachite are commonly encountered at the Tsumeb mine in Namibia, but occasionally a particular habit or combination rears up to surprise. This is such a specimen! Unusual, striking and aesthetic, this cabinet specimen ticks all the boxes for a fresh new addition to any fine Tsumeb collection. A complex, rusty coloured, porous gossan matrix with its sooty black top surface entirely covered with tiny, sub-one millimetre spherical rosettes of mid-leafy emerald green Malachite. Each rosette is individually highlighted by a narrow yet distinct halo of black matrix. Scattered over the Malachite, mainly towards one side of the specimen, are 5 to 8 mm diameter delicate acicular sprays of pale whitish-lemon Mimetite. No further description is needed, it is fantastic!

Details

Dimensions
7.9 × 9.3 × 4.0 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Fluorite and Halides, Latest Additions, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen