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Malachite over Cuprite with Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

 
Malachite over Cuprite with Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Malachite over Cuprite with Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Malachite over Cuprite with Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

DESCRIPTION:No. 23637
Mineral:Malachite over Cuprite with Calcite
Locality:Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
Description:Heavy cluster of cuprite completely coated with green malachite crystals in rounded rosettes. White-gray calcite (fluoresces orange under UV illumination) are scattered throughout. The cuprite is visible in one area where the core is exposed. Ex. A. Balhao collection (Kombat, Namibia)
Overall Size:6.5x6x4 cm
Crystals:1-3 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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