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Azurite & Cerussite

Ex Warren Taylor Collection (UK)

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
9.4 × 10.5 × 5.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.70cm
Description

A specimen of gossan matrix rich in oxides, also has mimetite and little veins filled with blue willemite within.

The upper area has a vug with a large mass of azurite and cerussite crystals formed within.

The azurite mass is 17mm across and is particularly well terminated along one side. The cerussite is a little dinged.

From Level 12.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Azurite

Formula: 
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Chessy copper mines, Chessy-les-Mines, Le Bois d'Oingt, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France...

Cerussite

Formula: 
PbCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Vicenza Province, Veneto, Italy
Provenance

Warren Taylor Collection

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:22 -- admin
Some History
Name: 
Warren Taylor
Dates: 
1950- 
Present
Type: 
Collector/Collection
Specialisms: 
Tsumeb, Gemstones
About

Warren Taylor was born in South Africa and studied chemical engineering in Durban. His engineering studies included a...

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