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Karibibite with Leiteite

#38364

Karibibite with Leiteite

#38364
Availability
Sold
Size
2 x 1.5 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Fe3+2As3+4O9 (RRUFF)
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Tagged
arsenate

Orange fibrous Karibibite with platy Leiteite. This is an interesting specimen since Karibibite has not been reported or at least published from Tsumeb eventhough this specimen originated from Georg Gebhard. The RRUFF website has confirmed its identity at Tsumeb.

Karibibite

Formula
Fe3+2As3+4O9 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Fibrous 
Color
brownish yellow 
Streak
light yellow 
Class
Orthorhombic 
Hardness
1-2 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Georg Gebhard

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