Tsumeb Gallery... Other Minerals

 

Mineral Specimens For Sale From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa

The Peter Bancroft book, Gem & Crystal Treasures is one of the most renowned writings on collectable mineral localities.  He notes the Tsumeb mine as follows:  "The greatest crystal producing mine on earth is located along a strip of low jagged hills bordering the Kaukau Veld... it is known as Tsumeb".  Since that publication numerous books and articles on this famous locality have been published.  Agreed by most to be the most important mineral producing locality on our planet, its mineral specimens are many, and many are the finest known.  Great examples of these fine crystals were brought out of the workings by native miners beginning in the late 1800's.  Now long closed, the fine examples of its great minerals remain among the most coveted of mineral specimens known. 

 

 

 

 

OKL-520

Unknown species

OKL-520     Descloisite and Unknown      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  A damage free ball of crystals measuring 2.2 cm in diameter.  Almost perfectly spherical with only a tiny base contact.  Second mineral has dodecahedral crystals with modifications in a yellow green color on one side of the piece.  Interesting and unusual.  $130

 

 

 

 

OKH-725

OKH-725    Anglesite? on Tennantite     Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  The images make this one look terrible but is actually very interesting.  In-hand you see nicely formed crystals that are transparent looking black in color due to the underlying matrix.  7 x 3 x 2.3 cm with crystals to 1.2 cm each.  My guess is that these are clear anglesite crystals based on their morphology.  No damage.  $250

 

 

 

             

OKL-364

OKL-364     Galena and Quartz      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  Single and double terminated quartz crystals on gray cuboctahedral crystals of galena.  Domical specimen with no damage.  4.4 x 3.6 x 3 cm.   $80

 

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