• Hopeite
  • Hopeite


$120.00   €117  £100.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC32317
Hopeite is a rare hydrated zinc phosphate and is known to form some of the world’s best crystals at Kabwe mine in the Central Province of Zambia. This mine was formerly named Broken Hill mine, but its present and more appropriate name, for the surrounding city of Kabwe, avoids any confusion with the equally famous Broken Hill in Australia. This small cabinet specimen consists of a highly porous, spongy textured gossan matrix, most of which is totally encrusted in micro-crystals of dark pumpkin to terracotta orange Hopeite in a near-continuous druse. A lovely and well-priced example of this Zambian classic.


5.7 × 8.2 × 4.0 cm
Latest Additions, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Rare Minerals
Kabwe Mine (Broken Hill Mine), Kabwe (Broken Hill), Central Province, Zambia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen