Arsentsumebite (Type Locality), Azurite and Balydonite

Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Miniature, 4.2 x 3.1 x 1.5 cm
Start Time: 06/01/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/11/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Arsentsumebite is one of the rare lead, copper mineral species for which Tsumeb is famous and is the Type Locality. This is an EXCELLENT, VERY RICH, two-sided, combination specimen with lots of grass-green arsentsumebite, lustrous, contrasting azurite and a bit of lighter green, balydonite on one side. A fine, rich rarity from this classic and now-closed locale. Old material, probably predating the 1920s. Valued $400-500

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