Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
This Tsumeb Calcite has a secret. It looks like a large semi-transparent Calcite showing classic 'fans' of rhombic faces with reddish Hematite inclusions and partial black manganese oxide coatings on a few faces. There is even a dark, reddish black matrix to serve as a base for the Calcite groups. It has some dings to edges, so overall condition is fine and could be improved with proper conservation techniques. The Secret? You need to see the piece under SW Ultra-Violet. Just ask us to show you.
Measurements: 5.5 x 3.7 x 3.1 inches (13.9 x 9.3 x 8.0 cm)
Offered at no reserve.
Provenance: Rainbow of Africa Collection
Condition report available upon request.
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