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Mimetite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region , Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs002b.JPG] Mimetite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region , Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs002a.JPG] Mimetite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region , Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs002c.JPG]


No. VTS-002 - SOLD

Mimetite

Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region , Namibia

Specimen Size: 12.2 x 9.7 x 4.7 cm (cabinet)
Largest Mimetite: 0.8 cm.


ex.  Cliff Krueger
ex.  Rob Smith


Walt Lidstrom specimen July 1969

This is a very good looking Mimetite featuring a rich golden yellow and lemon yellow colored crystallized ?vein? running the length of the specimen. The crystals are all prismatic in habit, with decent translucency and resinous luster sitting on a gossan matrix. One does not often see such a rich Mimetite specimen with so many larger sized crystals on matrix, especially in a cabinet sized piece! I think the price is very fair considering that only a few crystals are contacted, and Tsumeb has set the standard for the species as far as I?m concerned.

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Wulfenite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs047d.JPG] Wulfenite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs047c.JPG] Wulfenite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs047b.JPG] Wulfenite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs047a.JPG]


No. VTS-047 - SOLD

Wulfenite

Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Specimen Size: 3.5 x 2.7 x 1.1 cm (miniature)


ex.  Rob Smith


A very good sized and attractive toenail sized Wulfenite thumbnail consisting of a pair of sharp, lustrous, rather thick, translucent butterscotch colored crystals. One end of the specimen is pretty gemmy, and would yield a small gem of a beautiful color. A few tiny nicks are the only thing keeping this piece from a world class toenail, and it is still very impressive in its own right.



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Mimetite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs098c.JPG] Mimetite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs098b.JPG] Mimetite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs098a.JPG] Mimetite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs098d.JPG]


No. VTS-098 - SOLD

Mimetite

Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Specimen Size: 4.6 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm (miniature)
Largest crystal: 12 mm.


ex.  Rob Smith


This is a lovely group of sharp, lustrous, gemmy, yellow prismatic Mimetite crystals oriented into a stalactitic formation around a hollow cast after (?). Not the easiest specimen to photograph, but you can see in the closeup that one of the crystals is actually doubly-terminated ! You do not see many Mimetites like this on the market from Tsumeb.

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Mimetite on Galena from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs041d.JPG] Mimetite on Galena from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs041a.JPG] Mimetite on Galena from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs041c.JPG] Mimetite on Galena from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs041e.JPG] Mimetite on Galena from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs041b.JPG]


No. VTS-041 - SOLD

Mimetite on Galena

Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Specimen Size: 9.2 x 7.1 x 3.8 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Mimetite: 4.0 mm.


ex.  Rob Smith


This specimen has a great coverage of hundreds of prismatic, sharp, lustrous, translucent, yellow and reddish-orange Mimetite crystals on a heavy mound of Galena matrix. A wonderful depictive Tsumeb Mimetite specimen that is more than affordable!

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Wulfenite on Dolomite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs050b.JPG] Wulfenite on Dolomite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs050a.JPG] Wulfenite on Dolomite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs050c.JPG]


No. VTS-050 - SOLD

Wulfenite on Dolomite

Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Specimen Size: 5.8 x 5.5 x 3.8 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Wulfenite: 7.0 mm.


ex.  Rob Smith


Is there any locality with more habits and colors for Wulfenite than Tsumeb? This piece is a striking display piece featuring bright orange, sharp, lustrous tabular Wulfenite crystals sitting on almost porcelain like, rhombic, sharp, lustrous Dolomite matrix. The color is as bright as any Wulfenite crystals I have seen from Tsumeb, but there are few broken crystals and nicks, which are the only things keeping this from being a top-notch specimen of this highly sought after material. If you?ve always wanted one of the bright orange Wulfenites, but didn?t want to spend a great deal to get it, this is the piece for you.

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Mimetite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs065a.JPG] Mimetite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs065b.JPG]


No. VTS-065 - $ 100.00 SOLD

Mimetite

Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Specimen Size: 9.5 x 8.2 x 7.2 cm (cabinet)
Largest Mimetite: 1.8 cm.


ex.  Rob Smith


An interesting, exposed, crystallized vug host several rather large, sharp, lustrous, translucent, attractive yellow color, prismatic Mimetite crystals. Unfortunately, the vug was too small for the solution, and the crystals grew from one side to the other without terminating. If the opening was a bit larger, these would be some very impressive Mimetites for size, quality and color.

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Mimetite Stalactite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs070c.JPG] Mimetite Stalactite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs070b.JPG] Mimetite Stalactite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs070a.JPG] Mimetite Stalactite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs070e.JPG] Mimetite Stalactite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs070d.JPG]


No. VTS-070 - $ 300.00 SOLD

Mimetite Stalactite

Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Specimen Size: 7.1 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm (small cabinet)


ex.  Rob Smith


Here we have a rarely seen group of micro, prismatic, pyramidal Mimetite crystals in a unique and attractive stalactitic formation. The Mimetites are tan in color, and actually form little spherical ?sprays? all the way up and down the specimen. There is some associated green Duftite in select areas, which gives the piece artistic highlights. I can find some very small spherical Malachites on the specimen as well. The top of the piece is contacted, but can be displayed at eye-level where the damage really doesn?t show. Don?t miss out on this atypical Mimetite.

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Mimetite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs091a.JPG] Mimetite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs091c.JPG] Mimetite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs091d.JPG] Mimetite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12074/VTs091b.JPG]


No. VTS-091 - $ 600.00 SOLD

Mimetite

Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Specimen Size: 4.0 x 3.3 x 2.0 cm (miniature)


ex.  Rob Smith


This is certainly one of the most unusual and unique Mimetite specimens that I have seen from Tsumeb. These sharp, lustrous, prismatic crystals range from a tan shade to a light golden-brown, but the arrangement and light green Duftite association (along with reddish-brown areas of an unkown mineral) make it a colorful and artistic small miniature. There are a few minor contacts, but nothing to take away from the general appeal of this specimen. Please note that this specimen was collected in the first oxidized zone, and was mined prior to WWI.

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