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Tennantite coated by Chalcocite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs016a.JPG] Tennantite coated by Chalcocite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs016d.JPG]


No. VTS-016 - SOLD

Tennantite coated by Chalcocite

Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Specimen Size: 9.3 x 7.2 x 7.0 cm (small cabinet)


ex.  Rob Smith


A whopper of a Tennantite crystal from any locality to be sure. This big and hefty specimen is a complete, euhedral tetrahedron with excellent form and for an added touch, the crystal is coated by grayish Chalcocite in unusual ?thread-like? parallel growths.

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Cuprite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs100a.JPG] Cuprite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs100b.JPG]


No. VTS-100 - $ 200.00 SOLD

Cuprite

Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Specimen Size: 9.1 x 6.2 x 2.3 cm (small cabinet)


ex.  Rob Smith


This is a very nice representative Cuprite specimen from Tsumeb. It is comprised of hundreds of octahedra and/or modified octahedra with sharp faces and a rich blood red color when backlit. They are associated with white Dolomite for a lovely color contrast.

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Cuprite with Mimetite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs019b.JPG] Cuprite with Mimetite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs019c.JPG] Cuprite with Mimetite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs019a.JPG]


No. VTS-019 - SOLD

Cuprite with Mimetite

Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Specimen Size: 6.8 x 4.5 x 3.3 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Cuprite: 1.1 cm.


ex.  Rob Smith


The best Cuprite specimen in this update featuring dozens upon dozens of sharp, rather lustrous, gemmy, rich blood red color octahedrons (some have dodecahedral and cubic modifications), intermixed with a gossan matrix. A great touch to this specimen is the fact that there are a few associated yellow prismatic Mimetite crystals. Most of the Cuprite crystals are pristine, but this again is another difficult piece to photograph, and truly looks better in person.

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Cuprite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs096b.JPG] Cuprite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs096a.JPG] Cuprite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs096c.JPG]


No. VTS-096 - SOLD

Cuprite

Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Specimen Size: 7.5 x 6.7 x 3.8 cm (small cabinet)


ex.  Rob Smith


This is a very nice representative Cuprite specimen from Tsumeb. It is comprised of hundreds of small octahedra and/or modified octahedra with sharp faces and a rich blood red color when backlit. Virtually all of the crystals are pristine with a great coverage on matrix.

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Copper with wire Silver from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs025a.JPG] Copper with wire Silver from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs025d.JPG] Copper with wire Silver from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs025c.JPG] Copper with wire Silver from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs025b.JPG] Copper with wire Silver from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs025f.JPG] Copper with wire Silver from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs025e.JPG]


No. VTS-025 - SOLD

Copper with wire Silver

Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Specimen Size: 15.8 x 15.7 x 6.8 cm (large cabinet)


ex.  Rob Smith


This piece is a rather large and hefty Native Copper display specimen comprised of hundreds of lustrous, rounded dodecahedral crystals forming dendritic ?branches? with a bluish oxidized patina in areas. Upon further investigation, one will find that there are small yet distinct wires of NATIVE SILVER on the reverse side of the specimen! These two native elements formed on/around crystallized and massive white Dolomite for a nice color contrast. Considering the relative rarity of Native Silver at Tsumeb, this is a significant specimen. Although this is not a unique association, it is still the first specimen I have ever encountered from this mine with both Native Copper and Silver together on the same piece. One of the most interesting native element association specimens that I have seen from this storied locality.



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Enargite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs045a.JPG] Enargite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs045b.JPG]


No. VTS-045 - SOLD

Enargite

Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Specimen Size: 3.5 x 3.4 x 1.5 cm (miniature)
Largest Enargite: 5.0 mm.


ex.  Nauke Auschlin
ex.  Rob Smith


A less commonly seen Enargite specimen featuring relatively sharp, grayish-black orthorhombic crystals. The crystals appear to be growing on top of micro Pyrite matrix.

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Galena from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs046a.JPG] Galena from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs046c.JPG]


No. VTS-046 - SOLD

Galena

Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Specimen Size: 4.7 x 4.2 x 1.7 cm (miniature)
Largest Galena: 1.3 cm.


For one of the more common sulfides worldwide, Galena was not seen in great quantity from Tsumeb. I have only seen a handful of decent Galena specimens in my life from this mine! This piece features one predominant silvery-grey colored cuboctahedron of Galena sitting atop cleaved Galena crystal matrix. Not a killer miniature, but a good reference specimen of this infrequently seen sulfide.

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Germanite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia [./Tsumeb12078/VTs073a.JPG]


No. VTS-073 - $ 300.00 SOLD

Germanite

Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Specimen Size: 5.5 x 4.4 x 3.3 cm (small cabinet)


ex.  Rob Smith


A very nice Germanite sample with blocky form and bluish-purple iridescence. This is one of the few larger sized Germanites that I have had which wasn?t a polished slab or an ore section with Germanite zones in between other minerals, but actually a pure Germanite specimen.

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