Ludlockite, Leiteite and Stottite

Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
5.1 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm
Start Time: 10/15/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/22/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Current Bid: $225
High Bidder: banska
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Item Description

A trio of rare Tsumeb minerals on this piece and all three of them are type locality species from the unique finds of the Germanium level, the deepest explored areas in Tsumeb which produced so many amazing rare species! This is a colorful piece too, for display, with the matrix consisting of iridescent blue and gray Chalcocite ore enhanced with bright orange Ludlockite along with sparkling Leiteite, Stottite and Quartz. The rare species along with the tiny Quartz crystals are nestled in a 1.5 cm vug in the Chalcocite. Ludlockite is very obvious with its bright orange color and felted, acicular tufts to 3 or 4 mm. The other species are apparent but not as obvious without a loupe or microscope. Lamellar, almost micaceous of pale lavender-gray Leiteite are present in the vug along with lustrous little Quartz points and some tiny Stottite crystals as a bonus. Ludlockite is a lead-iron arsenate and Leiteite is a zinc arsenate and both are exceptionally rare! This piece looks great as is, and is even better under the microscope.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
banska $225 10/22/2020 1:03:44 pm (CDT)
uk26 $215 10/22/2020 1:03:44 pm (CDT)
uk26 $200 10/22/2020 11:15:26 am (CDT)
rocinrol $190 10/22/2020 11:15:25 am (CDT)
uk26 $180 10/22/2020 11:14:45 am (CDT)
rocinrol $170 10/22/2020 11:14:45 am (CDT)
uk26 $160 10/22/2020 11:14:34 am (CDT)
rocinrol $150 10/22/2020 11:14:34 am (CDT)
uk26 $140 10/22/2020 11:14:15 am (CDT)
rocinrol $130 10/22/2020 11:14:15 am (CDT)
uk26 $120 10/20/2020 4:30:09 pm (CDT)
aurochX $110 10/20/2020 4:30:09 pm (CDT)
uk26 $99 10/18/2020 1:38:14 pm (CDT)
frank*gold $89 10/18/2020 1:38:14 pm (CDT)
uk26 $15 10/18/2020 11:42:18 am (CDT)
ausrok $10 10/16/2020 9:51:21 pm (CDT)