• Mimetite
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Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates

Mimetite

$9,500.00   €8,445  £7,190.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21987
This remarkable cabinet specimen of crystallised lemon Mimetite covering a matrix of coarser crystallised Mimetite is from Tsumeb mine in the Oshikoto Region of Namibia.  The specimen is striking for both its richness, total coverage of Mimetite crystals and warm buttery-lemon colour.  The spiky acicular crystals across one half of the display surface are dusted with peppermint green micro-crystals of probable Malachite.  Individual Mimetite crystals measure up to about 1.3 cm and form a continuous coverage.  Although the colour is fairly uniform, the crystals do grade from a paler lemon yellow on the Malachite dusted side to the richer butter lemon across the opposite half.  The base displays Mimetite crystals with a more branching, arborescent habit of creamy lemon white.  Please note that in some small areas occasional prisms are cleaved about halfway up resulting in a flat apex.  Nonetheless, this remains a magnificent specimen of Mimetite from Tsumeb, one which will grace any collection.

Details

Dimensions
7.2 × 10.2 × 4.0 cm
Categories
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Mimetite

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