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Mimetite

$20,000.00   €17,081  £14,540.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20824
Tsumeb mine, that bastion of world-class minerals has, over its one hundred years of production, produced the most amazing Mimetite crystals, a species which every Tsumeb collector will own, but likely not of this world-class standard. A cluster of highly reflective and glassy hexagonal Mimetite crystals sit on a tiny micro-conglomerate matrix of Dolomite-cemented brecciated rock fragments, with a crystalised area of approximately 5 x 3 cm. The individual crystals are each 1 cm square in cross section with the longest measuring 2.5 cm and the remaining larger crystals all to 2 cm. All prisms have a straw to lemon-yellow outer surface layer which envelops a deep lemon grading to rich apricot-orange core. Towards their terminations the crystals become pure delicate-lemon and terminate in six-sided faces capped with a small pinacoid. All crystals are translucent and some contain apricot-coloured granular inclusions. This is a Mimetite of extremely large crystal size and superb habit from the world-famous mine at Tsumeb, Namibia.

Details

Dimensions
3.3 × 5.1 × 3.1 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Latest Additions, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Exceptional Specimens
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Mimetite

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