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Otavite, Mimetite, Cerussite, Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia (Type Locality for Otavite)

 
Otavite, Mimetite, Cerussite, Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia (Type Locality for Otavite)

Otavite, Mimetite, Cerussite, Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia (Type Locality for Otavite)

Otavite, Mimetite, Cerussite, Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia (Type Locality for Otavite)

Otavite, Mimetite, Cerussite, Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia (Type Locality for Otavite)

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Otavite, Mimetite, Cerussite, Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia (Type Locality for Otavite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 76720
Mineral:Otavite, Mimetite, Cerussite, Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite
Locality:Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia (Type Locality for Otavite)
Description:Brown otavite microcrystals on translucent white blocky aragonite crystals 1 mm with lustrous colorless bladed cerussite crystals to 2 mm with lustrous transparent gray mimetite crystals to 1 mm. The otavite is identifiable by red UV fluorescence. The aragonite fluoresces white under shortwave UV illumination and the otavite fluoresces red. Collected ca. 1970
Overall Size:18x13x13 mm
Crystals:micro to 2 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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