Calcite with Malachite and Hematite Inclusions - Tsumeb Mine, Namibia.
Calcite with fine needles of Hematite from Tsumeb are long sought after by many Tsumeb and Namibian collectors. In my time of carrying Tsumeb (around 9 years) I have been asked about these dozens of times but only just now have actually carried one. This specimen itself has amazingly beautiful contrast between the deep red of the Hematite needles and the vibrant green of the Malachite which is all balanced by the nearly colorless Calcite. The Calcite is glassy in luster and the Malachite is quite lustrous as well. Besides the predictable contact zones around the edges of the specimen I cannot identify any damage on the specimen which makes this an ideal specimen for any Tsumeb, Namibian, Calcite, or, Inclusions collector.
Measurements: 6 x 5.6 x 1.8 cm