• Mimetite
  • Mimetite


$3,500.00   €3,327  £2,810.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20264
Resistance is futile, it is said, so I am forced to exclaim a massive ‘wow’!  We all see lots of Mimetites from Tsumeb and most are beautiful, but this bed of large gemmy tan-tinged lemon-yellow crystals, pervaded with gemmy zones, is simply magnificent and will contribute a rare and superb addition to any collection, be it Tsumeb or more general.  Linear hexagonal prisms to 1.8 x 0.35 cm form an interpenetrant array over a grey, brick-red and bluish-green matrix of mixed carbonates and oxides.  All the crystals tend to be double terminated with flat pinacoidal terminations and dappled, pitted surfaces, a result of subsequent light etching by circulating brines within the Tsumeb orebody’s plumbing system.  A choice and excellent Mimetite from Tsumeb.


3.7 × 6.5 × 2.5 cm
Fluorite and Halides, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

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Minerals on specimen

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