• Mottramite
  • Mottramite
  • Mottramite


$500.00   €431  £370.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC18895
Mottramite is a lead vanadate hydroxide and at the Tsumeb mine in Namibia occurs in a bewildering variety of habits and colours. Mottramite is typically some shade of green at Tsumeb and although this specimen is, it so dark a shade of green it appears jet black. This large miniature or small cabinet specimen forms as a gently curved plate of stacked Mottramite crystals with an appearance more of Descloizite. These two species do form a continuous solid solution series, the Descloizite-Mottramite Series, ranging from the pure lead-zinc Descloizite end member to lead-copper Mottramite. Possibly this specimen lies within this series a little from the pure Mottramite end.


4.1 × 6.8 × 4.2 cm
Latest Additions, Oxides and Hydroxides, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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