Minerals of Tsumeb

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B574 - Smithsonite $ 400
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574c.jpg]

Elongated, transparent Smithsonite crystals rising up out of a shallow vug in matrix. Crystals reach 1.5cm tall.


B595 - Calcite $ 120
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b595a.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b595b.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b595c.jpg]

Sharp, highly lustrous Calcite rhomb, 2.4cm on a colorful matrix of Dolomite. The old label dates the specimen back to at least 1977.


B803 - Azurite $ 450
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803d.jpg]

A thick 4cm Azurite crystal or crystal group on matrix with a couple of more prismatic crystals below the main crystal. There is also Cerussite and Mimetite present. Great color to the Azurite, not dark but a bright blue.


B815 - Azurite with Copper $ 180
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2 cm


Azurite with Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b815a.jpg] Azurite with Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b815b.jpg] Azurite with Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b815c.jpg]

Prismatic Azurite crystals with Calcite and Copper. The association of native Copper with Azurite is uncommon at Tsumeb.


B892 - Smithsonite $ 350
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 4 x 3 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b892a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b892b.jpg]

Open vug filled with sharp rhombs of pink Smithsonite. Crystals reach 9mm in size. The dark grey sulfide matrix is partially covered by micro Pyrite crystals.


B894 - Dioptase on Calcite with Mottramite $ 350
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm


Dioptase on Calcite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b894a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b894b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b894c.jpg]

Two Dioptase crystals to 1.1cm on white Calcite crystals with associated Mottramite. Ex. Carl Acosta collection.


B897 - Malachite after Azurite $ 300
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b897a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b897b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b897c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b897d.jpg]

Tall, thick single Malachite after Azurite sitting upright on smaller crystals. Velvety bulls-eye paterns are present on the surface. there are areas of unpsuedomorphed Azurite along the base.


B900 - Cerussite $ 180
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.3 x 1 cm


Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b900a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b900b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b900c.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b900d.jpg]

Glassy reticulated Cerussite crystal. Transparent with high luster and undamaged. Ex Willy Isreal collection.


B904 - Azurite $ 300
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 1 x 1 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b904a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b904b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b904c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b904d.jpg]

Gem Azurite crystal that glows a bright blue when backlit. Ex Willy Isreal collection.


B906 - Cerussite $ 250
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.4 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b906a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b906b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b906c.jpg]

Glassy reticulated Cerussite crystal. Complete and undamaged. Ex Willy Isreal collection.


B907 - Cerussite with Mottramite $ 350
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Cerussite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b907a.jpg] Cerussite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b907b.jpg] Cerussite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b907c.jpg]

Snowflake Cerussite crystal with Mottramite. Complete and undamaged. Ex Willy Isreal collection.


B909 - Cerussite $ 200
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b909a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b909b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b909c.jpg]

Glassy twinned Cerussite crystals. Slightly etched however it is complete and undamaged with just a small contact at the very bottom where it was attached to matrix. Ex Willy Isreal collection.


B912 - Mottramite $ 290
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b912a.jpg] Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b912b.jpg] Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b912c.jpg]

Unusual, organic-looking globules of Mottramite with deep green color and a more yellow green on the top surfaces. Ex Willy Isreal collection.


B913 - Dioptase $ 650
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b913a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b913b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b913c.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b913d.jpg]

Dense coverage of good sized, lustrous Dioptase crystal that wrap around both sides of specimen. Comes with old Luis Leite label.


T385 - Smithsonite $ 900
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t385a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t385b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t385c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t385d.jpg]

Open vug filled with large, double-terminated Smithsonite crystals. The Smithsonite are a light pinkish orange in color and reach 1.9cm in size.



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