Duftite coating calcite

Namibia, Otjikoto Regio, Tsumeb, Tsumeb mine

Duftite coating calcite
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Article codeVII.B.2680.001
Rhombic calcite crystals coated with pastel green duftite micro crystals - the piece isn't 100% damage free as you can see - but stil displays very well. Dimensions: 110x60x55 mm. Weight 0,280 kilogram.

Tsumeb, since its founding, has been primarily a mining town. A few years ago the copper ore at depth ran out.
he Tsumeb mine is also renowned for a wealth of rare and unusual minerals amongst mineral collectors.
This showy Tsumeb specimen has a thin layer of green duftite coating colorless calcite rhombs.