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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 61507
Mineral:Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite over Quartz
Locality:Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
Description:Translucent white tarnowitzite crystals, the lead-rich variety of the mineral aragonite, over a core of colorless quartz. The tarnowitzite crystals are hexagonal form with pyramidal terminations, have silky luster, and fluoresce white under SW UV.
Overall Size:5x3x2.5 cm
Crystals:5-16 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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