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Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

 
Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

DESCRIPTION:No. 49416
Mineral:Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite
Locality:Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
Description:Lustrous transparent pale-yellow tarnowitzite crystals, the lead-rich variety of aragonite, on gray matrix which was sawn to reduce bulk without damaging the crystals. The tarnowitzite crystals fluoresce and phosphoresce under UV illumination.
Overall Size:3.5x3x2 cm
Crystals:3-10 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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