Topical with some work we have been doing on locality database this newslink has been circulating the web mineral chat areas recently.
The content of the article is about the intention to re-open Tsumeb again for specimen (crystal) mining and as an underground tourist attraction.
Generally there has been some scepticism in the comments I have read.
It would be fantastic if it were possible, but from what I know from dealings with one of the founders of Tsumeb Specimen Mining (TSM) I think the sceptics will win the day.
TSM was set up in the early "noughties" to operate specimen collecting alongside the mining operations on Ongopolo (OMPL). They faced 2 problems, one referred to in the article was water the other was that the oxidation zones were worked out and the pillars picked clean.
TSM never found anything of consequence, and the same was reported by other sources of minerals at the time.
OMPL went after the deeper ore and by the time everything closed down in 2006 there was very little of anything specimen wise coming out.