• MIMETITE
  • MIMETITE
  • MIMETITE
  • MIMETITE
  • MIMETITE
  • MIMETITE
Classic Minerals

MIMETITE

$1,500.00   €1,345  £1,160.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC8443
This small cabinet specimen is a splendid example from the Tsumeb mine in Namibia; a mine famous for its high quality Mimetite.  This particular specimen from 28 Level,  is incredibly rich, for even the majority of the matrix appears to be composed of finely-crystallised and intergrown Mimetite crystals.  Essentially, a Mimetite-filled vein, up to 2.5 cm wide, traverses the specimen and grades from white-frosted, pale lemon colloform sprays, through glassy acid-lemon divergent sprays (to 8 mm across) and then an open vug lined and bridged with double-terminated,  gemmy, glassy-yellow acicular Mimetite crystals sprinkled with microspheres of pale emerald-green Malachite.  The base of the specimen also has many shallow vugs completely lined with gemmy acicular Mimetite crystals.  A showy aesthetic specimen of Mimetite from Tsumeb which shows-off a variety of habits.

Details

Dimensions
7.4 × 5.2 × 4.1 cm
Categories
Classic Minerals, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Mimetite

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