Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurites with Cerussite and Arsentsumebite (ex Rob Smith and Bill Pinch Collections)
- Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
- Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 5.5 x 5.1 cm
- Start Time: 03/03/2009 8:30:00 pm (CST)
- End Time: 03/10/2009 8:05:42 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
A great association specimen from noted rare species collector, Bill Pinch. This specimen features one, predominant, euhedral, complete, sharp, blocky pseudomorph of Malachite after Azurite protruding from a matrix consisting of additional Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite plus white/colorless, gemmy, sharp crystals of Cerussite. The final touch to this beauty is some small spherical aggregates of apple-green color Arsentsumebite scattered here and there. You don't see many pieces like this, especially with the highly coveted Arsentsumebite association.