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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 otavite, plancheite, renierite, schaurteite, and tsumcorite and more from places like Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.

Otavite

on Cerussite with Rosasite - #48352
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia 
Formula
CdCO3 
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 2 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
carbonate  
Special Info
Antique Specimen 
Special Info
Type Locality 

Ex. Maucher specimen with several areas of pearly white rhombic crystals of Otavite. with greenish Rosasite and minor Cerussite. Please see the Prov. tab for a scan of the Maucher label. It is also Ex. William Pinch.


Otavite

Formula
CdCO3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Encrustations, Euhedral Crystals 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Adamantine - Pearly 
Color
yellow brown, white, reddish, reddish white 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5-4 
Special Info
Antique Specimen
Special Info
Type Locality
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Otavite - 49255
Otavite - 49255

Otavite

#49255
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia 
Formula
CdCO3 
Availability
Sold
Size
0.3 x 0.20 x 0.2 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
carbonate  
Special Info
Type Locality 
Special Info
Raman 

A small 3mm piece od pearly white Otavite. Verified. Capsule.


Otavite

Formula
CdCO3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Encrustations, Euhedral Crystals 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Adamantine - Pearly 
Color
yellow brown, white, reddish, reddish white 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5-4 
Special Info
Type Locality
Special Info
Raman
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Plancheite

#PD49277
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia 
Formula
Cu8(Si4O11)2(OH)4·H2
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 3.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
copper  

Sky blue dull earthy Plancheite.


Plancheite

Formula
Cu8(Si4O11)2(OH)4·H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Fibrous, Radial, Acicular 
Luster
Adamantine - Silky 
Color
blue, greenish blue 
Streak
light blue 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Unknown 
Hardness
5.5 
Collection
Don Phillips Collection

Renierite

#PD43277
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia 
Formula
(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16 
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 2 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
sulfide , copper  

Mettalic bronzy orange with tarnished purplish spots of massive Renierite. Ex. Bideaux Minerals.


Renierite

Formula
(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular, Disseminated, Twinning Common 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
bronze yellow, pinkish brown 
Streak
blackish gray 
Class
Tetragonal - Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
4-5 
Collection
Don Phillips Collection
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Schaurteite - 45113
Schaurteite - 45113

Schaurteite

#45113
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia 
Formula
Ca3Ge4+(SO4)2(OH)6·3H2
Availability
Sold
Size
1 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Special Info
Type Locality 

Snow white fibrous mass of rare Schaurteite.


Schaurteite

Formula
Ca3Ge4+(SO4)2(OH)6·3H2
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Acicular, Fibrous 
Luster
Silky 
Color
silky white 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Ditrigonal Dipyramidal 
Hardness
2.5 
Special Info
Type Locality

Tsumcorite

with Adamite - #49204
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia 
Formula
PbZn2(AsO4)2·2H2
Availability
Sold
Size
2.5 x 2 x 2 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
arse  
Special Info
Type Locality 

Orange red plates of Tsumcorite with a bright yellow Adamite crystal to 7mm. Excellent specimen.


Tsumcorite

Formula
PbZn2(AsO4)2·2H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Radial, Spherical, Encrustations 
Color
yellow brown, reddish brown, lemon 
Streak
yellow 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
4.5 
Special Info
Type Locality

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