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A simple cube of metallic grey black lueshite, with fairly sharp corners and decent luster. This is a rare sodium niobium oxide and comes from the type locality. It is also fairly large and sharp for the species.
Location: Lueshe Mine, Kive, Congo
Dimensions: .8 x .7 x .7cm
A marvelous crystal of deep green velvety malachite replacing an azurite crystal. The tip of the specimen is either a second generation of azurite or the tip never altered. When you examine the specimen, you will see why its a tossup. Perfect condition.
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 4.3 x 2 x 1.2cm
Tabular, very sharp crystals of apophyllite that range from clear to a reddish brown color caused by inclusions of hematite, on a matrix sprinkled with specular hematite.
Location: UMK Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman, South Africa
Dimensions: 5.2 x 5 x 3.4cm