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RM2870   Smithsonite

Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp), Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

An old specimen of smithsonite, with an orange to pink hue, formed by numerous highly faceted crystals, with curved edges and disposed on a matrix with galena, iridescent chalcopyrite and other sulfides. A good sized classic...

Size: 7 x 5 x 4 cm.
Main crystal: 1 cm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).
Analyzed specimen with report


RM2844   Dioptase, duftite and calcite

Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp), Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

In a vug of the matrix there are numerous complete and brilliant dioptase crystals with the characteristic intense green color. They are accompanied by small yellow crystals of duftite, on calcite rhombohedra. A very aesthetic classic from this mine.

Size: 6.4 x 6 x 5 cm.
Main crystal: 3 mm.
Found in ±1980.

Price: 100 €Buy

RM2826   Columbite-(Mn), columbite-tantalite series

Etiro pegmatites, Etiro Farm 50, Karibib, Erongo, Namibia

A good size crystal of columbite-(Mn) that shows parallel growths on the faces, with striations, intense luster and black color. The accompanying handwritten label indicates that it belongs from the Etiro pegmatites, in Namíbia, a locality of which few specimens have been seen in the market. The piece belongss from H.G. Hoppert. Sample has been analyzed and the results, as can be seen in the attached documents, indicate it contains more Mn than Fe, a columbite, but with values of Nb-Ta in the border area with tantalite domain. All results will be sent to the buyer.

Size: 4.8 x 3.8 x 1.7 cm.
Found in ±1970.

Col. H.G. Hoppert.
Analyzed specimen with report

Price: 240 €Buy

RM2695   Duftite, cerussite and mimetite

Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp), Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

Old specimen of a good size formed by a matrix partially covered by small but brilliant crystals of duftite, a lead and copper arsenate, with a deep green color. They are accompanied by prismatic crystals of mimetite, between white and yellowish, together with crystals of cerussite. An entertainment under the magnifying glass. It comes from the Joan Astor collection (Barcelona), with a handwritten label and typewritten box.

Size: 8 x 4.2 x 2.4 cm.
Found in ± 1974.

Col. Joan Astor (Barcelona).
Classic locality


RM2608   Sodalite

Sodalite mine, Swartbooisdrif Dikes, Orotumba, Epupa, Kunene, Namibia

Good size specimen of sodalite, with intense color. It is not polished, totally natural. From the former Daunis collection (Barcelona).

Size: 7.2 x 5 x 3.4 cm.

Col. L. Daunis (Barcelona).


RM2111   Cheralite - Grayite, Brockite

Brabant Farm 168, Karibib, Erongo, Namibia

These specimens show yellowish nodules included in a feldspar matrix. First SEM-EDS analysis have yielded a phosphate of Th and Ca, with minor Pb. XRD has shown patterns of "bravantite", the old name for cheralite and brockite. The chemical base formula for these species are: grayite (Th,Pb,Ca)(PO4)·H2O; cheralite CaTh(PO4)2; brockite (Ca,Th,Ce)(PO4)·H2O. REE has not been found in EDS.
We could say that this yellow nodules belongs from altered monazite, formed by mixed species cheralite-grayite, with minor brockite. Accompanied in matrix by meta-autunite. We will send the full report.

Size: 5.3 × 3.7 × 3 cm.

Analyzed specimen with report


RM2423   Makatite and villiaumite

Aris Quarries, Aris, Windhoek Rural, Khomas, Namibia

Makatite is a very rare sodium silicate. In this excellent specimen, it presents a good size aggregate formed by fine fibrous makatite needles, shiny and soft to the touch, on the matrix. It is accompanied by small but very transparent crystals of a pinkish to reddish villiaumite (NaF). Very representative for the species and the locality. Analyzed.

Size: 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm.
Main crystal: 1.3 cm aggreg.
Found in 1994.

Analyzed specimen with report


RM2412   Malachite and calcite

Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp), Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

Globular aggregates of malachite, with an intense green color, brilliant and that stand out on a matrix of calcite. A specimen from Tsumeb and belonging from the Manchion collection (Barcelona).

Size: 7.2 x 4.8 x 4.3 cm.
Main crystal: 0.5 cm.

Classic locality
Price: 50 €Buy

RM2261   Anglesite

Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp), Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

Gemmy, transparent to translucent, colorless crystals of anglesite. It shows a parallel growth of dipyramidal anglesite crystals, so rare from Tsumeb! On a matrix with dark gray to black mineral, possibly one of the manganese oxides. Very unusual. It was acquired to Bailey Minerals (Ángel Jesús Talabán García, Segovia 1942-Madrid 2007).

Size: 6.5 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm.
Found in ca. 1976.

Col. J. Astor (Barcelona). Adq.Bailey (Madrid).
Classic locality


RM2260   Twinned cerussite

Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp), Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

Superb cerussite specimen from this worldwide classic locality. It shows a cyclic twin, with some more developed crystals, very brilliant, between translucent to transparent, with a very aesthetic pinkish red tone. It presents a second generation of prismatic type cerussite crystals that have grown locally on some faces. Very aerial and with a small matrix. It was acquired in 1975 from Bailey Minerals (Ángel Jesús Talabán García, Segovia 1942-Madrid 2007). A very aesthetic and good size piece.

Size: 6 x 5.6 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 4 cm.
Found in ca. 1975.

Col. J. Astor (Barcelona). Adq.Bailey (Madrid).
Classic locality


RM2232   Azurite and Cerussite

Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp), Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

Rich group of azurite crystals, with well-defined crystallographic forms, some of them doubly terminated. Intense and characteristic blue color and very brilliant. They are disposed on a matrix accompanied by well defined cerussite crystals, between translucent to transparent, with duftite. From this classic African mines.

Size: 6.5 x 6 x 4 cm.
Main crystal: 1.6 cm.

Classic locality

RM2172   Tarnowitzite, Plumboan aragonite

Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp), Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

Group of tarnowizite crystals, well defined, some of them interpenetrated. Milky tone and translucent. On a rocky matrix. From this classic locality and from the former Manchion (Barcelona) collection.



Size: 4 x 3.8 x 3.7 cm.
Main crystal: 2 cm.
Found in ±1987

#365 Col. Manchion (Barcelona).
Fluorescent under long wave UV


RM2021   Actinolite

Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa, Namibia

Actinolite crystals are not usual with this size and definition. The specimen shows well-defined forms of the prism and monoclinic pinacoids, with the back side exfoliated. Intense green, almost black. A sample not usual for the species. It was determined that it is not an epidote, with which it could be confused, by Raman spectroscopy.

Size: 5.4 x 2.8 x 1.6 cm.
Found in 2018.


RM1989   Descloizite

Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa, Namibia

Aesthetic group of several descloizite crystals. Every one of these group of crystals is a group of little crystals of slightly curved edges, a typical shape in the classic samples from Namibia. Intense brilliance a deep color. From this former Sapnish collection.

Size: 4.0 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm.
Main crystal: 13 mm.
Found in 09/1986.

Col. Manchion #245


RM1720   Copper with calcite and cuprite

Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp), Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

Incredible specimen formed by a native copper matrix, covered by calcite white rhombohedrons, very well defined and translucent. They are accompanied by numerous crystals of up to 2 mm of cuprite: exceptional under the magnifying glass. Most show the forms of the dodecahedron, but also in octahedra. A remarkable example of this classic mine.

Size: 6.6 x 4.4 x 1.1 cm.

Col. J.M. Manchion (Barcelona) - No.337 (Mineralexpo Sants,1987)


RM1710   Wulfenite with duftite and malachite

Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp), Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

Vuggy specimen with many cavities lined with sharp tabular wulfenite crystals. They are transparent to translucent, orange to yellow color, with green duftite throughout and malachite globular aggregates. The wulfenite crystals are coated on a druse of white calcite rhombohedral crystals. The crystals are undamaged. Very different than usual.

Size: 8.0 x 4.5 x 6.2 cm.
Main crystal: 6 x 5 mm

Ex. M. Martínez (Barcelona)

RM1714   Malachite with calcite

Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp), Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

An interesting and showy Tsumeb specimen, puffball of lustrous primary malachite acicular crystals, nicely disposed on matrix covered with very glassy, colorless, calcite rhombohedral crystals.

Size: 7.5 x 5.2 x 4.7 cm.

Ex. M. Martínez (Barcelona)

RM1628   Tarbuttite

Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Lüderitz, Karas, Namibia

Vug in the rocky matrix totally covered by numerous tabular crystals of tarbuttite, forming parallel aggregates of green apple color. These tarbuttite crystals from the Skorpion mine can be considered among the best in the world.

Size: 6.7 x 6.0 x 3.7 cm.

Analyzed specimen with report


RM1629   Tarbuttite with hemimorphite, fluorapatite

Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Lüderitz, Karas, Namibia

Aesthetic tarbuttite specimen formed by numerous tabular crystals, forming parallel aggregates of green apple color. These tarbuttite crystals from the Skorpion mine can be considered among the best in the world. They are partially covered with tiny crystals of fluorapatite, rich in Zn, but without becoming skorpionite. To my understanding many specimens of this deposit labeled as skorpionite are scholzite and/or fluorapatite rich in Zn. We will send analysis to the buyer. It is accompanied by lanceolate crystals of hemimorphite. Good sized specimen.

Size: 7.0 x 3.5 x 2.4 cm.

Analyzed specimen with report


RM1621   Mottramite

Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp), Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

A specimen from this classic locality of the world mineralogy totally different from the seen. It is an old piece of a German collection, made up of an array full of green mottramite nodules. One of its faces has been cut allowing to observe the aesthetic aggregates of intense green tone that remember leaves. He analyzed the sample and shows the presence of a certain percentage of As.The results are sent to the buyer. Something very different from Tsumeb ...

Size: 8.7 x 8.5 x 6.5 cm.

Excol. Sepp Sclick (D)


RM1577   Twinned cerussite

Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp), Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

Excellent growth of cyclic twins of cerussite, with very sharp crystals and well defined faces and edges, transparent to translucent, really brilliant... A very good classic with a notable quality and coming from past 60's of the XXth. Not easy to find nowadays.

Size: 6.4 x 5.5 x 4.6 cm.
Found in ±1960


RM1526   Smithsonite

Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp), Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

Group of very sharp and well defined rhombohedral crystals of smithsonite. With an nice luster, transparent to translucent and a nice pink color. On a matrix with pyrite. Aesthetic specimen from Tsumeb.

Size: 6.0 x 5.4 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 7 x 4 mm.


RM1455   Boltwoodite with calcite

Goanikontes Claim, Goanikontes, Swakopmund, Erongo, Namibia

A elongated vug lined with small calcite crystals on which are scatterd some radial clusters of acicular yellow to orange crystals of boltwoodite. This specimen is labeled as Rössing mine but during many years excellent boltwoodite samples were labeled as "Rössing" and thus confused with the Rössing Uranium mine in the area (which never produced any boltwoodite specimens). The correct locality is Goanikontes, a uranium claim 4 km SE of Goanikontes and 27 km E of Swakopmund, at a distance of 40 km from the Rössing Uranium Mine.

Size: 5.3 x 4.3 x 3.0 cm.
Main crystal: 4 mm.
Found in 1990's

Fluorescent under long wave UV

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.


RM852   Smoky Scepter Quartz

Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area, Erongo, Namibia

A scepter quartz crystal with smoky tones, transparence and brilliance. With window growths on rhombohedral faces. Very aesthetic.

Size: 6.8 x 3.7 x 3.4 cm.