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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 schaurteite, tsumcorite, and wulfenite and more from places like Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.

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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

Wulfenite

with Mimetite - #PD49246
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia 
Formula
PbMoO4 
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 4 x 2 cm - Miniature 

Blonde Wulfenite crystals to 4mm with white acicular Mimetite.


Wulfenite

Formula
PbMoO4 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Pyramidal 
Cleavage
Imperfect, None, None 
Luster
Resinous - Greasy 
Color
orange yellow, waxy yellow, yellowish gray, olive green, brown 
Streak
yellowish white 
Class
Tetragonal - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
Collection
Don Phillips Collection
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