• Azurite with Arsentsumebite
  • Azurite with Arsentsumebite
  • Azurite with Arsentsumebite
Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates

Azurite with Arsentsumebite

$3,500.00   €2,861  £2,470.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC18889
I hesitate to use the word showstopper, but in the case of this miniature Azurite with Arsentsumebite, I feel its use is justified.  Highly lustrous deep azure blue clusters of Azurite crystals form two linked chains across a contrasting background of creamy peppermint Malachite and rich emerald green Arsentsumebite.  Such a combination hardly needs introduction as from the Tsumeb mine in Namibia and is a magnificent example of both species.  Arsentsumebite is the arsenate analogue to Tsumebite and was common throughout the 1st Oxidation Zone, although is known to also come from the supergene near-surface zone and 2nd Oxidations Zone.  Two famous associations of Azurite with Arsentsumebite are those from pillar-robbing operations on 6 Level in 1989 and the Easter Pocket find on 8 Level in 1994.  The Azurite forms crystal clusters to about 1 cm while the Arsentsumebite crystals are typically about 1 mm or less in length.

Details

Dimensions
4.6 × 5.7 × 3.0 cm
Categories
Carbonates, 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

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