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RM530   Twinned cerussite

Tsumeb (Tsumcorp) mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto region, Namibia

A classic from Tsumeb mines. It shows a group of very sharp cerussite crystals forming this aesthetic cyclic twinned rosette. Excellent brilliance, good transparency and color from yellow to grayish tones, according to the light striking them. They are aerial disposed on the matrix and accompanied by other small cerussite crystals. It is unusual to get these twins on matrix.


Size: 6,5 x 5,4 x 4,5 cm.
Main crystal: 3,0 x 2,5 x 1,5 cm. (aggr)

 

RM1102   Cerussite

Tsumeb (Tsumcorp) mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

A group of cerussite crystals from this classic mine. It is a very interesting specimen because one of the crystals shows a very unusual number of faces. It is transparent, brilliant and with tabular shape. Color is slightly yellowish and with inclusions. With some ciclic twins. Good one. From the collector and dealer Luis "Louie" Antonio Bravi Teixeira Leite (1942-1999).


Size: 5.4 x 4.0 x 3.7 cm.
Main crystal: 17 x 15 mm.

Ex-coll. Luis Leite. Nr. 523037.


 

RM1101   Twinned cerussite with malachite

Tsumeb (Tsumcorp) mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

An exceptional specimen. It shows a well-formed cyclic twin of cerussite crystals, well defined, bright, colorless and transparent. They are disposed very aerial on a matrix with malachite and some other crystals of the same species, also twinned but in "V" shape. A full aesthetic specimen of this very appreciated mine.


Size: 4.0 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm.
Main crystal: 27 x 14 mm.



 

RM1437   Leiteite

Tsumeb (Tsumcorp) mine, Nivel-Level 44, Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

Leiteite is a very interesting zinc arsenate, one of the preciated rare species for Tsumeb Mine, which is the type locality. This is a elongated foliated to fibrous with pearlescent sample, with some transparence to translucent. This specimen was collected early 80s on mine level 44. A superb and really large specimen of this very rare mineral.


Size: 5.5 x 0.35 x 0.15 cm
Found in 1982.

 

RM1103   Smithsonite

Tsumeb (Tsumcorp) mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

Very rich group of smithsonite rhombohedral crystals. Pink to reddish color, brilliant, transparent. A very interesting piece of this famous mine.


Size: 4.0 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm.
Main crystal: 4 x 3 mm.

 

RM1098   Smithsonite

Tsumeb (Tsumcorp) mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

Very rich group of smithsonite rhombohedral crystals. Light pink color, brilliant, transparent. A very interesting piece of this famous mine.


Size: 4.0 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm.
Main crystal: 3 x 3 mm.
Found in 1959-1962.

 
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