Quartz with Tennantite and Wulfenite (Rob Smith Coll.)
- Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
- Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 5.8 x 4.5 cm
- Start Time: 05/13/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 05/21/2009 5:15:00 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
A very interesting, showy and UNCOMMON combination specimen from the famous and now-closed Tsumeb Mine. Green, malachite-coated, tennantite crystals to 1.0 cm are aesthetically scattered on the very 3-dimensional, mounded matrix of essentially, solid, bladed to acicular quartz crystals. Quartz is relatively rare at Tsumeb and these are sharp, well-developed crystals. A BONUS on the back/bottom is a really cute, isolated 5 mm wulfenite crystal! Ex Rob Smith Collection.