• Leiteite with Ludlockite
  • Leiteite with Ludlockite
  • Leiteite with Ludlockite
  • Leiteite with Ludlockite
Rare Minerals

Leiteite with Ludlockite

$3,000.00   €2,570  £2,350.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC18848
A gorgeous large thumbnail of the rare zinc arsenate Leiteite which forms glassy striated lustrous sheets over a matrix of finely-matted acicular Ludlockite.  Ludlockite is a rare lead-iron arsenate and Tsumeb mine is the type locality to both species.  On one side the Leiteite forms colourless transparent 2 x 1 cm sheets laying flat against the Ludlockite, while on the opposite face the Leiteite takes on a distinct pale golden-lemon hue, pervaded with fine mats of dull toffee-orange Ludlockite aligned parallel to the foliation of the Leiteite.  A splendid example of these rare Tsumeb arsenate minerals, Leiteite and Ludlockite.
 

Details

Dimensions
2.1 × 2.2 × 0.8 cm
Categories
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Rare Minerals
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Leiteite, Ludlockite

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