Tennantite pseudomorph after Azurite (ex Rob Smith Collection)

Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm.
Start Time: 03/03/2009 8:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/10/2009 7:50:30 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Without a doubt these are some of my favorite pseudomorphs from Tsumeb. I 'm a big fan of all the replacements that occur from this mine, but these specimens in particular are especially interesting to me. This excellent quality, full miniature features a few good sized pseudomorphs of Tennantite after Azurite forming a diverging, colorful and sculptural display specimen. I believe that the blue-green color is a mix of Malachite and Rosasite. One does not often find these amazing and incredibly rare pseudomorphs on the market anymore, so do not miss out on this excellent example of this material. Valued at $1300 retail.

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