Specimen #616

Name: Rosasite on Dolomite

Type: Mineral

Locality: Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 7.5 x 4.4 x 3.7 cm

Weight: 108

Acquired: 2008-03-27

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: Y

Comment: An old-time, very showy Tsumeb specimen of blue-green rosasite richly covering one side of a very 3-dimensional matrix of sparkly dolomite, which is probably zinc rich. Rosasite of this quality and combination is RARELY available from Tsumeb. The contrast is striking. Ex Rob Smith Collection, a noted Tsumeb specialist.

Minerals: Dolomite (CaMg(CO3)2) Rosasite ((Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2)

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