David K. Joyce

Tsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals

The mines at Tsumeb have been the source of some of the worlds most beautiful and rare minerals! Long closed, here are some nice specimens from the fabled Tsumeb mining camp that have recently become available.

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BariteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #14328
  • Barite
  • 3.8x2.9x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $35.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • A rounded mass of tightly packed barite crystals that appears to have formed in clay or similar environment. An indiscernible catalogue number id painted on the base. Interesting and unusual!
LeiteiteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #13725
  • Leiteite
  • 2.0x0.3x0.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $50.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • A clear, colourless cleavage fragment of this rare zinc arsenate mineral.
LeiteiteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #13726
  • Leiteite
  • 2.2x0.3x0.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $50.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • We don't often see this mineral for sale. Here is a cleavage fragment of leiteite.
Cerussite, MalachiteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #17826
  • Cerussite, Malachite
  • 9.5x5.2x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $55.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • At first glance this specimen looks like a thin pate that has many, deep green tufts of acicular malachite over much of its surface. On one side, amongst the malachite crystals are lovely, well-formed white cerussite twins. They are not big but the malachite is colourful and a nice contrast to the white cerussite. Lots to look at!
Mimetite, CupriteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #17812
  • Mimetite, Cuprite
  • 9.5x7.0x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $65.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • The top of this specimens c sovered with lots of gemmy mimetite crystals, calcite or dolomite crystals and scattered red cuprite crystals. The bottom of the piece is partly covered with 3-4mm green tinted cuprite specimens. Really nice!
Mottramite, CalciteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #14600
  • Mottramite, Calcite
  • 7.9x5.6x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $45.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • This specimen is composed mostly of mottramite in branching forms of small crystals. A dark green colouration to the mottramite. Lots of iron tinted calcite crystals on the front of the specimen. There is significant bruising to this specimen but there are lots of good areas of mottramite crystals, as well.
QuartzTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #14595
  • Quartz
  • 7.1x6.8x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $40.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • This is "just" a quartz specimen but it is very attractive and eye-catching! It is simply a druae of tiny quartz crystals that have formed over a veneer of copper mineralization (malachite?) on the rock underneath. Some of the quartz seems almost stalactitic. Interesting and attractive.
Descloizite, CalciteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #16318
  • Descloizite, Calcite
  • 8.5x7.5x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $175.00
  • Berg Aukas
  • Grootfontein
    Namibia
  • An interesting, mound of lobular aggregates of light brown descloizite. The lobes are composed of thin-bladed descloizite crystals. They are simply lustrous descloizite on one side and coated with tiny calcite crystals on the other side. Displays very well!
DescloiziteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #16319
  • Descloizite
  • 6.3x5.7x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 16mm
  • $85.00
  • Grootfontein
    Namibia
  • A cluster of very large, to 16mm, crystals of rich, lustrous, brown descloizite from THE classic locality.
Wulfenite, TennantiteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #19880
  • Wulfenite, Tennantite
  • 6.0x4.1x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: w-5mm
  • $35.00
  • Tsumeb
  • Otavi
    Namibia
  • Here is an interesting association. The main specimen is rounded, blackened tennantite crystals like we often see from Tsumeb. In addition, though, there are several sharp, tabular, lustrous wulfenite crystals on the tennantite. The bigger wulfenites are chipped but the smaller ones are very sharp and nice. Tsumeb never gets boring!!
ConichalciteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #20411
  • Conichalcite
  • 4.9x3.2x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $65.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • This specimen shows botryoidal mounds of conichalcite from this famous occurrence.
Duftite, Mimetite, DolomiteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #20751
  • Duftite, Mimetite, Dolomite
  • 4.8x3.7x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: m-3mm
  • $40.00
  • Tsumeb Mine

  • Namibia
  • This specimen shows larger, white dolomite(or calcite) crystals totally coated with duftite and sprinkled with prisms and sprays of mimetite. Nice association piece from this famous locality.
Willemite, SmithsoniteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #20752
  • Willemite, Smithsonite
  • 5.1x2.6x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: w-1.5mm
  • $75.00
  • Tsumeb Mine

  • Namibia
  • This plate of botryoidal, green, smithsonite is largely covered with sharp, hexagonal prisms of clear, colourless willemite. Really interesting association!
DuftiteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #20753
  • Duftite
  • 4.7x3.3x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Tsumeb Mine

  • Namibia
  • The top/front of this specimen is covered with tiny, dark green crystals of duftite. Excellent example!
Adamite, (Cuprian), QuartzTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #20767
  • Adamite, (Cuprian), Quartz
  • 3.6x3.8x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: a-0.5mm
  • $35.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • This specimen has hundreds of cuprian adamite crystals crowded amongst pure white quartz crystals on this specimen. Nice example!