David K. Joyce

Tsumeb, Namibia, Metallic Minerals

The famous deposits at Tsumeb are primarily known for the well-crystallized secondary minerals that occur there. Some sulphides, sulphosalts and elements also occur in nice specimens there, as well. Here are some!

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RenieriteTsumeb, Namibia, Metallic Minerals
  • Item #20820
  • Renierite
  • 4.5x3.6x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
Copper, CalciteTsumeb, Namibia, Metallic Minerals
  • Item #20774
  • Copper, Calcite
  • 4.8x3.8x1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $55.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • Many crystals of copper are scattered through out this calcite matrix and also present with calcite crystals in vuggy areas. Rich!
TennantiteTsumeb, Namibia, Metallic Minerals
  • Item #20987
  • Tennantite
  • 15.4x7.8x6.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $180.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • Perhaps the largest tennantite specimen that I've seen from Tsumeb! The specimen is solid tennantite and shows a number of crystals of tennantite across the front of the piece, the biggest being 40mm on-edge! Displays perfectly. Quite the specimen!
Chalcocite, QuartzTsumeb, Namibia, Metallic Minerals
  • Item #26537
  • Chalcocite, Quartz
  • 4.9x3.8x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $150.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • A plate of quartz crystals sprinkled wit hexcellent chalcocite crystals., perhaps the best I've had from Tsumeb. I know they come better but these are certainly excellent crystals. The nice one in the enlarged crystal photos is 5mm across. Textbook!
Tennantite, Dolomite, QuartzTsumeb, Namibia, Metallic Minerals
  • Item #26632
  • Tennantite, Dolomite, Quartz
  • 7.0x4.6x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: t-8mm
  • $75.00
  • Tsumeb
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • A number of sharp, black tennatite tetrahedra are scattered among quartz and dolomite crystals on a matrix of quartz and tennantite. Very nice example!
Chalcocite, QuartzTsumeb, Namibia, Metallic Minerals
  • Item #27413
  • Chalcocite, Quartz
  • 3.9x2.3x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $45.00
  • Tsumeb
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • This may not be the biggest but it is the most exquisite chalcocite crystal that I've seen from this locality. Excellent crystal on a bed of quartz crystals.
Tennantite, QuartzTsumeb, Namibia, Metallic Minerals
  • Item #27433
  • Tennantite, Quartz
  • 5.3x3.4x1.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $45.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • This small plate has a number of tennantite crystals nestled amongst the 2mm or so quartz crystals and 3mm or so dolomite crystals. The tennantites are fairly well formed but, unfortunately, the largest one has a chip out of the upper part of it. Displays well1
PyriteTsumeb, Namibia, Metallic Minerals
  • Item #27451
  • Pyrite
  • 3.3x3.1x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $45.00
  • Tsumeb
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • OK, this is an aesthetically challenged specimen but it is such an unusual piece for Tsumeb, I thought I'd include it. It is composed of two composit pyrite crystals intergrown with black sulphide-y minerals. I think the black minerals interrupted the pyrite growth. It looks way better in person. Interesting and unusual!
Chalcocite, QuartzTsumeb, Namibia, Metallic Minerals
  • Item #27680
  • Chalcocite, Quartz
  • 5.1x4.6x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $75.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • There are a number of sharp, twinned chalcocite crystals scattered around this quartz crystal plate. The chalcocites are very sharp.