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Calcite on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

 
Calcite on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Calcite on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Calcite on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Calcite on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Calcite on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Calcite on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Below: fluorescence under ultraviolet illumination
Calcite on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

DESCRIPTION:No. 70136
Mineral:Calcite on Calcite
Locality:Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
Description:Lustrous transparent rhombohedral calcite crystals to 14 mm on a double-sided plate of earlier translucent yellow calcite that is coated with a thin layer of white calcite-dolomite microcrystals. The large calcite crystals fluoresce orange under SW UV. Ex. W. Keller #5196, acquired in 1998 from Weinrich
Overall Size:5x4x3 cm
Crystals:micro to 14 mm
Status: For reference only
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