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PostPosted: Oct 31, 2016 13:51    Post subject: The Tsumeb Mine  

111 YEARS!!!!


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 Mineral: Lead and Copper
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
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A small tribute to an extraordinary mineral kingdom.
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PostPosted: Oct 31, 2016 17:01    Post subject: The Tsumeb Mine - We start a thread? ;-)  

We start a thread? ;-)


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 Mineral: Adamite (variety cuprian adamite)
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 1.5 × 1.7 × 1.3 cm
 Description:
Former Desmond Sacco collection
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PostPosted: Oct 31, 2016 19:01    Post subject: Re: The Tsumeb Mine  

ALWAYS good to have another Tsumeb thread - Happy B-day to the World's greatest mineral locality.

Here's a few favorites from my collection.

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 Mineral: Dioptase and Wulfenite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
not many localities produce lead and copper minerals in association.
 Viewed:  3234 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
4.3 cm at widest points
 Viewed:  3237 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
The variety of crystal forms and colors of Tsumeb smithsonite is incredible. 5.4 cm high.
 Viewed:  3246 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite and Calcite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
Tsumeb azurite has been described as "so totally blue saturated that it's black" - and, very tough to photgraph. 2.0 cm high
 Viewed:  3239 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Mimetite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
Group of attached sheath crystals - 3.5 cm high
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PostPosted: Nov 01, 2016 11:42    Post subject: Re: The Tsumeb Mine  

Some of my favourite Tsumeb specimens.


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 Mineral: Dioptase on Calcite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 40mm x 60mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3115 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Cuprite on Duftite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 45mm x 30mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3120 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite on Calcite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 50mm x 35mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3112 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Copper
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 90mm x 60mm
 Description:
Copper nails - a Tsumeb oddity.
 Viewed:  3123 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 01, 2016 13:03    Post subject: Re: The Tsumeb Mine  

Here's a favorite Tsumeb specimen from my collection.
Vasco Trancoso
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 Mineral: Azurite
 Dimensions: 61mm x 40mm X 15mm.
 Description:
It is a really super specimen with a large single Azurite crystal and a very small secondary parallel crystal on the rear. It has growths of possibly Willemite (?) on one side. The lustre is superb. It is a superb crystal and very interesting in the fact that it was one of the specimen that Sam Gordon (curator at the Philly Academy) found at Tsumeb during his expedition to Africa in 1929, and he was allowed to take half the specimens that he discovered (as once the mine manager found out about the pocket he had found, he did not want him to take any specimens!).
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PostPosted: Nov 01, 2016 14:01    Post subject: Re: The Tsumeb Mine  

Superb azurite, Vasco!

I must confess that I never was that much into Tsumeb ... my only contribution is that small calcite/dioptase specimen:



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 Mineral: Calcite, Dioptase
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: Specimen height 2,5 cm
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PostPosted: Nov 01, 2016 15:49    Post subject: Re: The Tsumeb Mine  

Much appreciated! Thanks a lot Tobi.
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PostPosted: Nov 01, 2016 21:42    Post subject: Re: The Tsumeb Mine  

Tsumeb


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 Mineral: Cerussite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 10 x 8.5 x 7.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2949 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Cerussite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 10 x 8.5 x 7.5 cm
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 Viewed:  2974 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 02, 2016 02:11    Post subject: Re: The Tsumeb Mine  

Tobi wrote:
I must confess that I never was that much into Tsumeb ... my only contribution is that small calcite/dioptase specimen:
Well, I have to correct what I said: That I don't have any other Tsumeb specimens to show doesn't mean I have no pictures of some. If you like Tsumeb, I recommend a visit to Terra Mineralia in Freiberg, Saxony, Germany, here are some impressions:
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(To have an idea of the size of the specimens: The labels measure ~10cm)



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 Mineral: Willemite, Mimetite, Hematite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  2929 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  2937 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  2936 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  2941 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Cerussite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  2934 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Dioptase, Calcite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  2937 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Dioptase
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  2932 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  2928 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  2927 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite, Duftite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  2938 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 12, 2017 05:02    Post subject: Re: The Tsumeb Mine  

Probably my "ugliest" Tsumeb specimen, but it provides a fascinating journey with a 10x loupe.


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 Mineral: Azurite, Duftite, Mottramite, Calcite etc.
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 155mm x 120mm x 100mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1180 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite, Duftite, Mottramite, Calcite etc.
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 155mm x 120mm x 100mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1176 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite, Duftite, Mottramite, Calcite etc.
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 155mm x 120mm x 100mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1179 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite, Duftite, Mottramite, Calcite etc.
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 155mm x 120mm x 100mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1184 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite, Duftite, Mottramite, Calcite etc.
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 155mm x 120mm x 100mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1186 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite, Duftite, Mottramite, Calcite etc.
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 155mm x 120mm x 100mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1189 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 12, 2017 05:59    Post subject: Re: The Tsumeb Mine  

Hi Heimo, far from ugly:-) A whole little mountain full of pockets.
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PostPosted: May 12, 2017 16:43    Post subject: Re: The Tsumeb Mine  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Hi Heimo, far from ugly:-) A whole little mountain full of pockets.


Helmo I agree with Pierre . Ugly is in the eye of the beholder. I used to belong to an organization that at it's annual weekend meeting had a competitive display case called "My Favorite Ugly." Lots of participants. Glad to see that your Tsumeb journey includes interesting rocks. And yes, there is a lot to see with a loupe or lens. Good rock.
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PostPosted: May 13, 2017 01:21    Post subject: Re: The Tsumeb Mine  

Hello Pierre and Jim, thank you for your kind comments. Regards.
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