• Schaurteite
  • Schaurteite
  • Schaurteite
  • Schaurteite
  • Schaurteite
Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates

Schaurteite

$3,500.00   €3,156  £2,660.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20343
Schaurteite, a calcium-germanium sulphate, is a very rare species from its type locality at Tsumeb and specimens are few and far between.  In this superb specimen, Schaurteite occurs over a 1.0 x 0.9 cm square area at one end of a granular metallic matrix of, likely, mixed Germanite, Renierite and Tennantite, based on colours and iridescent properties.  The Schaurteite forms micro-fibrous silky sprays of white acicular needles, all intergrown to form a dense mat.  A fabulous specimen of this very rare Ca-Ge mineral.

Details

Dimensions
3.9 × 3.0 × 1.7 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals, Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Schaurteite

Related Mineral Specimens

Manganoan Smithsonite
$2,500
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia
Well formed pink rhombic crystals of Manganoan Smithsonite from the Tsumeb Mine, Namibia. Crystals...
Tennantite
$2,900
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia
A naturally etched and large crystal of lustrous metallic grey Tennantite measuring to 4.8cm,...
Cobaltoan Smithsonite
$1,600
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia
Very lustrous intergrown group of gemmy-translucent Cobaltoan Smithsonite crystals from the Tsumeb...
Malachite Pseudomorph Azurite on Quartz
$800
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia
A fine Malachite pseudomorph after Azurite from the Tsumeb Mine, Namibia. Intergrown blocky crystals...