• Olivenite with Azurite
  • Olivenite with Azurite
  • Olivenite with Azurite
  • Olivenite with Azurite

Olivenite with Azurite

$2,000.00   €1,668  £1,440.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21185
A remarkably good small miniature of crystallised Olivenite with minor Azurite and likely Gartrellite from the Tsumeb mine in Namibia.  This is a so-called three-dimensional specimen with Olivenite crystals covering every surface and although small, several possible points of attachment can be seen around the periphery.  The Olivenite forms hundreds of superb, blocky lozenge-shaped crystals of typically 1 to 1.5 mm across, of dark olive-green which appear almost black.  These crystals are semi-translucent to opaque and have a bright glassy lustre.  Although not readily apparent, many gemmy, bright blue crystals of Azurite are scattered amongst the Olivenite which provide flashes of electric-blue when caught in bright light.  Small sprays of minty-leaf green Malachite are also scattered over the surface and at one end a 1 x 1 cm neon-lime green patch is probably the lead-copper-iron arsenate Gartrellite.  A simply superb miniature Olivenite from Tsumeb from the Dr Josef Clemente Collection of southern Germany.


4.2 × 5.0 × 3.7 cm
Carbonates, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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