We use cookies to show content based on your preferences. If you continue to browse you accept their use and installation. More information. >

FMF - Friends of Minerals Forum, discussion and message board
The place to share your mineralogical experiences

FMF English Forum is moderated by John S. White and Peter Megaw
 

Spanish message board






Newest topics and users posts
24 Jan-00:17:13 Re: collection of heimo hellwig (Heimo Hellwig)
23 Jan-23:59:26 Tucson show 2018 - no problem with the parking lot of the htcc-innsuites (Jordi Fabre)
23 Jan-18:32:41 The mizunaka collection - beryl (Am Mizunaka)
23 Jan-18:28:53 Re: the pbs show "the mineral explorers" (Monicairocks)
23 Jan-17:24:34 The pbs show "the mineral explorers" (Bob Harman)
23 Jan-16:19:11 Re: franjungle collection (Franjungle)
23 Jan-10:33:54 Re: james collection (James)
23 Jan-10:27:39 Re: james collection (Bob Morgan)
23 Jan-09:41:15 Re: collection of michael shaw (Crosstimber)
23 Jan-09:35:59 Re: james collection (Pierre Joubert)
23 Jan-09:09:28 Re: james' collection (James)
23 Jan-09:00:53 Re: james collection (James)
23 Jan-08:56:17 Re: james collection (James)
23 Jan-03:16:40 Re: any help with id? (Riccardo Modanesi)
22 Jan-02:42:32 Re: micro photos of inclusions in quartz (Zbhjzm)
21 Jan-15:32:22 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
21 Jan-15:06:37 Re: collection of michael shaw (Crosstimber)
21 Jan-14:45:59 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
21 Jan-11:15:25 Re: collection of heimo hellwig (Heimo Hellwig)
21 Jan-08:42:10 Re: franjungle collection (Franjungle)
20 Jan-23:21:46 Re: any help with id? (Alfredo)
20 Jan-19:22:32 Any help with id? (Jedorton)
20 Jan-14:32:00 Re: help with mineral found, san rocendo canyon, mexico (Yazzyenna)
20 Jan-02:00:25 Re: collecting focuses and how they can change (Andreas Gerstenberg)
19 Jan-23:46:36 Re: a bit on the economics of being a mineral dealer (Bob Kerr)

For lists of newest topics and postings click here


RSS RSS

View unanswered posts

Why and how to register

Index Index
 FAQFAQ RegisterRegister  Log inLog in
 {Forgotten your password?}Forgotten your password?  

Like
38295


The time now is Jan 24, 2018 02:14

Search for a textSearch for a text   

A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips
The Tsumeb Mine
  
  Index -> Mines and Mineral Localities
Like
69


View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

Heimo Hellwig




Joined: 03 Aug 2014
Posts: 575
Location: Swakopmund


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

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

111 YEARS!!!!


DSCF9313.JPG
 Mineral: Lead and Copper
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
A small tribute to an extraordinary mineral kingdom.
 Viewed:  5833 Time(s)

DSCF9313.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
5
   

Jordi Fabre
Overall coordinator of the Forum



Joined: 07 Aug 2006
Posts: 3990
Location: Barcelona


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Oct 31, 2016 17:01    Post subject: The Tsumeb Mine - We start a thread? ;-)  

We start a thread? ;-)


Cuprian Adamite - Tsumeb.jpg
 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
 Viewed:  5753 Time(s)

Cuprian Adamite - Tsumeb.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
10
   

bob kerr




Joined: 13 Nov 2011
Posts: 176
Location: Monroeville PA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

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.

bob



DSCN5658.jpg
 Mineral: Dioptase and Wulfenite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
not many localities produce lead and copper minerals in association.
 Viewed:  5721 Time(s)

DSCN5658.jpg



DSCN5659.jpg
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
4.3 cm at widest points
 Viewed:  5723 Time(s)

DSCN5659.jpg



DSCN5665.jpg
 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:  5741 Time(s)

DSCN5665.jpg



DSCN5672.jpg
 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:  5724 Time(s)

DSCN5672.jpg



DSCN5670.jpg
 Mineral: Mimetite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
Group of attached sheath crystals - 3.5 cm high
 Viewed:  5724 Time(s)

DSCN5670.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
9
   

Heimo Hellwig




Joined: 03 Aug 2014
Posts: 575
Location: Swakopmund


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Nov 01, 2016 11:42    Post subject: Re: The Tsumeb Mine  

Some of my favourite Tsumeb specimens.


DSCF9316.JPG
 Mineral: Dioptase on Calcite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 40mm x 60mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5597 Time(s)

DSCF9316.JPG



DSCF9314.JPG
 Mineral: Cuprite on Duftite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 45mm x 30mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5600 Time(s)

DSCF9314.JPG



DSCF9317.JPG
 Mineral: Azurite on Calcite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 50mm x 35mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5590 Time(s)

DSCF9317.JPG



DSCF9321.JPG
 Mineral: Copper
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 90mm x 60mm
 Description:
Copper nails - a Tsumeb oddity.
 Viewed:  5608 Time(s)

DSCF9321.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
7
   

Vasco Trancoso




Joined: 23 Apr 2009
Posts: 7
Location: Caldas da Rainha


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

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

Here's a favorite Tsumeb specimen from my collection.
Vasco Trancoso
Cheers



Azurite.1.jpg
 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!).
 Viewed:  5571 Time(s)

Azurite.1.jpg



_________________
VT
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
9
   

Tobi




Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 2552
Location: Good Old Germany


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

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:



TsumDIOP.JPG
 Mineral: Calcite, Dioptase
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: Specimen height 2,5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5550 Time(s)

TsumDIOP.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
5
   

Vasco Trancoso




Joined: 23 Apr 2009
Posts: 7
Location: Caldas da Rainha


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Nov 01, 2016 15:49    Post subject: Re: The Tsumeb Mine  

Much appreciated! Thanks a lot Tobi.
_________________
VT
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Don Lum




Joined: 03 Sep 2012
Posts: 1860
Location: Arkansas


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Nov 01, 2016 21:42    Post subject: Re: The Tsumeb Mine  

Tsumeb


IMG_6125.JPG
 Mineral: Cerussite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 10 x 8.5 x 7.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5434 Time(s)

IMG_6125.JPG



IMG_6150.JPG
 Mineral: Cerussite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 10 x 8.5 x 7.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5476 Time(s)

IMG_6150.JPG



_________________
hogwild
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
6
   

Tobi




Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 2552
Location: Good Old Germany


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

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:
_______
(To have an idea of the size of the specimens: The labels measure ~10cm)



IMG_0928.JPG
 Mineral: Willemite, Mimetite, Hematite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  5413 Time(s)

IMG_0928.JPG



IMG_0932.JPG
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  5425 Time(s)

IMG_0932.JPG



IMG_0927.JPG
 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  5435 Time(s)

IMG_0927.JPG



IMG_0921.JPG
 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  5436 Time(s)

IMG_0921.JPG



IMG_0918.JPG
 Mineral: Cerussite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  5429 Time(s)

IMG_0918.JPG



IMG_0915.JPG
 Mineral: Dioptase, Calcite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  5427 Time(s)

IMG_0915.JPG



IMG_0920.JPG
 Mineral: Dioptase
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  5423 Time(s)

IMG_0920.JPG



IMG_0924.JPG
 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  5412 Time(s)

IMG_0924.JPG



IMG_0926.JPG
 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  5417 Time(s)

IMG_0926.JPG



IMG_0910.JPG
 Mineral: Calcite, Duftite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Description:
 Viewed:  5419 Time(s)

IMG_0910.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
12
   

Heimo Hellwig




Joined: 03 Aug 2014
Posts: 575
Location: Swakopmund


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

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.


DSCF0110.JPG
 Mineral: Azurite, Duftite, Mottramite, Calcite etc.
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 155mm x 120mm x 100mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3651 Time(s)

DSCF0110.JPG



DSCF0110a.JPG
 Mineral: Azurite, Duftite, Mottramite, Calcite etc.
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 155mm x 120mm x 100mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3652 Time(s)

DSCF0110a.JPG



DSCF0110b.JPG
 Mineral: Azurite, Duftite, Mottramite, Calcite etc.
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 155mm x 120mm x 100mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3651 Time(s)

DSCF0110b.JPG



DSCF0112.JPG
 Mineral: Azurite, Duftite, Mottramite, Calcite etc.
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 155mm x 120mm x 100mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3657 Time(s)

DSCF0112.JPG



DSCF0112a.JPG
 Mineral: Azurite, Duftite, Mottramite, Calcite etc.
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 155mm x 120mm x 100mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3669 Time(s)

DSCF0112a.JPG



DSCF0112b.JPG
 Mineral: Azurite, Duftite, Mottramite, Calcite etc.
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 155mm x 120mm x 100mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3677 Time(s)

DSCF0112b.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
5
   

Pierre Joubert




Joined: 09 Mar 2012
Posts: 1419
Location: Western Cape


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

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

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


'The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace. '
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
1
   

Jim Robison




Joined: 17 Nov 2010
Posts: 46

View user's profile

Send private message

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.
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Heimo Hellwig




Joined: 03 Aug 2014
Posts: 575
Location: Swakopmund


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: May 13, 2017 01:21    Post subject: Re: The Tsumeb Mine  

Hello Pierre and Jim, thank you for your kind comments. Regards.
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   
Display posts from previous:   
   Index -> Mines and Mineral Localities   All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1
    

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


All pictures, text, design © Forum FMF 2006-2018


Powered by FMF