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Rare Tsumeb Mineral Specimens IV

Friday, 29 June 2018 07:00 PM

Introducing the "Rare Tsumeb Mineral Specimens IV" gallery which is part of our Special Edition galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including anglesite, aragonite, biehlite, calcite, carminite, and cerussite and more from places like Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.

Anglesite

#PD42012
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia 
Formula
PbSO4 
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 

Light dirty yellow crystals of Anglesite to 1.5cm, but mostly less than 6mm. The entire specimen is Anglesite, but most of blackish areas seen have inclusions of Galena(?).


Anglesite

Formula
PbSO4 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Granular, Stalactitic 
Cleavage
Good, Distinct, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
blue, colorless, green, gray, yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
2.5-3 
Collection
Phillips Collection
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Aragonite

#PD49247
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia 
Formula
CaCO3 
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 3.5 x 4 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
carbonate  

Light aquamarine to white Aragonite crystals to 6mm. Ex. E&A Shier Collection via Rocksmiths circa 1965.


Aragonite

Formula
CaCO3 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Pseudo Hexagonal, Columnar, Fibrous 
Cleavage
Distinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, white, gray, yellowish white, reddish white 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Sub Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5-4 
Collection
Don Phillips Collection
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Biehlite - 38389
Biehlite - 38389

Biehlite

#38389
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia 
Formula
Sb3+2MoO6 
Availability
Sold
Size
1 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Special Info
Type & Only Locality 
Special Info
Type Material 

A bundle of white acicular crystals from type specimen via G. Gebhard. Extremely rare. The specimen is from the type specimen. See prov tab.


Biehlite

Formula
Sb3+2MoO6 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Fibrous 
Luster
Vitreous - Silky 
Color
white 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Flexible 
Hardness
1-1.5 
Special Info
Type & Only Locality
Special Info
Type Material
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Calcite

#PD49218
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia 
Formula
CaCO3 
Availability
Available
Price
$40.00
Size
12.5 x 5.5 x 6 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate  

White interesting formation of at least two generations of Calcite, perhaps as a cast of a former mineral.


Calcite

Formula
CaCO3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Coarse, Stalactitic, Massive 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, white, pink, yellow, brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
Collection
Don Phillips Collection
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Carminite - 38401
Carminite - 38401

Carminite

with Gartrellite - #38401
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia 
Formula
PbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 
Availability
Sold
Size
0.5 x 0.3 x 0.2 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
arsenate  

A small 5mm specimen of bright red Carminite and green Gartrellite.


Carminite

Formula
PbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Lath, Acicular 
Cleavage
Distinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
carmine red, reddish brown 
Streak
reddish yellow 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
3.5 
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Cerussite

#PD49250
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia 
Formula
PbCO3 
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 2 x 2 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
carbonate  

Twinned Cerussite crystals to 1.5cm.


Cerussite

Formula
PbCO3 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Reticulate, Massive - Granular, Crystalline - Coarse 
Cleavage
Distinct, Distinct, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
colorless, white, gray, blue, green 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3-3.5 
Collection
Don Phillips Collection
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