• Ludlockite with Leiteite
  • Ludlockite with Leiteite
Rare Minerals

Ludlockite with Leiteite

$400.00   €388  £330.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC32557
The rare minerals Ludlockite and Leiteite sit on top of a miniature block of Germanite ore from Tsumeb mine in Namibia.  Tsumeb mine is the type locality of all three species.  The spray of metallic deep apricot Ludlockite is a lead-iron arsenite and the colourless, glassy Leiteite a zinc arsenite while the Germanite matrix is a copper-iron-germanium sulphide.  The patch of Ludlockite with Leiteite, which are typically associated with each other, cover no more than a 9 x 5 mm patch, yet under low magnifications are good examples of both rare species.

Details

Dimensions
3.3 × 4.0 × 3.1 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Germanite, Leiteite, Ludlockite

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