David K. Joyce Minerals

Tsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals

The mines at Tsumeb have been the source of some of the worlds most beautiful and rare minerals! Long closed, here are some nice specimens from the fabled Tsumeb mining camp that have recently become available.

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BariteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #14328
  • Barite
  • 3.8x2.9x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $35.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • A rounded mass of tightly packed barite crystals that appears to have formed in clay or similar environment. An indiscernible catalogue number id painted on the base. Interesting and unusual!
LeiteiteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #13725
  • Leiteite
  • 2.0x0.3x0.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $50.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • A clear, colourless cleavage fragment of this rare zinc arsenate mineral.
LeiteiteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #13726
  • Leiteite
  • 2.2x0.3x0.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $50.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • We don't often see this mineral for sale. Here is a cleavage fragment of leiteite.
Cerussite, MalachiteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #17826
  • Cerussite, Malachite
  • 9.5x5.2x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $55.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • At first glance this specimen looks like a thin pate that has many, deep green tufts of acicular malachite over much of its surface. On one side, amongst the malachite crystals are lovely, well-formed white cerussite twins. They are not big but the malachite is colourful and a nice contrast to the white cerussite. Lots to look at!
Mimetite, CupriteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #17812
  • Mimetite, Cuprite
  • 9.5x7.0x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $65.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • The top of this specimens c sovered with lots of gemmy mimetite crystals, calcite or dolomite crystals and scattered red cuprite crystals. The bottom of the piece is partly covered with 3-4mm green tinted cuprite specimens. Really nice!
MottramiteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #17811
  • Mottramite
  • 13.0x10.1x6.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $120.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • Rounded, botryoidal mounds of black or very dark brown mottramite compose all of this specimen. Striking cabinet specimen!
Cuprite, MimetiteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #17834
  • Cuprite, Mimetite
  • 6.2x4.3x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: m-3mm, c-2mm
  • $80.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • Lots of sharp, deep red dodecahedral-octahedral cuprite crystals all over this specimen. The cuprites are associated with elongated, hexagonal mimetite crystals that are lustrous and sharp but not prominent. Interesting association piece!
Mottramite, CalciteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #14600
  • Mottramite, Calcite
  • 7.9x5.6x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $45.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • This specimen is composed mostly of mottramite in branching forms of small crystals. A dark green colouration to the mottramite. Lots of iron tinted calcite crystals on the front of the specimen. There is significant bruising to this specimen but there are lots of good areas of mottramite crystals, as well.
QuartzTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #14595
  • Quartz
  • 7.1x6.8x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $40.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • This is "just" a quartz specimen but it is very attractive and eye-catching! It is simply a druae of tiny quartz crystals that have formed over a veneer of copper mineralization (malachite?) on the rock underneath. Some of the quartz seems almost stalactitic. Interesting and attractive.
Descloizite, CalciteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #16318
  • Descloizite, Calcite
  • 8.5x7.5x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $175.00
  • Berg Aukas
  • Grootfontein
    Namibia
  • An interesting, mound of lobular aggregates of light brown descloizite. The lobes are composed of thin-bladed descloizite crystals. They are simply lustrous descloizite on one side and coated with tiny calcite crystals on the other side. Displays very well!
DescloiziteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #16319
  • Descloizite
  • 6.3x5.7x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 16mm
  • $85.00
  • Grootfontein
    Namibia
  • A cluster of very large, to 16mm, crystals of rich, lustrous, brown descloizite from THE classic locality.
DescloiziteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #16324
  • Descloizite
  • 3.4x2.8x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $55.00
  • Grootfontein
    Namibia
  • A "screamer" specimen of descloizite from the classic locality. The crystals are a lustrous, dark brown and are arranged in a wonderful cluster. Classic!
Malachite ps Azurite, WulfeniteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #16760
  • Malachite ps Azurite, Wulfenite
  • 17.5x8.7x9.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $325.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • This is a rather large specimen from Tsumeb consisting of a mass of hard gossan with a cavity across much of the top of it. The cavity is lined with sharp pseudomorphs of malachite after blocky azurite crystals. As well, there are small, up to 2mm orangey wulfenite crystals scattered on the malachite, top and bottom. Displays very well. Classic!
MalachiteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #17150
  • Malachite
  • 10.5x6.2x4.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $85.00
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • The top of this matrix, which seams to be breccia cemented with carbonates and malachite, is coated with radiating deep green, acicular malachite crystals. Some areas of the acicular crystals have been sheared off but for the most part, all of the terminations are intact! Displays very well!
CupriteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #17833
  • Cuprite
  • 10.4x7.8x5.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $140.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • An unusual and nice specimen showing a cavity in calcite coated quartz crystals with a number of very nice, deep red cuprite crystals, up to 8mm around the periphery. The crystals are stepped crystals showing the octahedron and dodecahedron. Shows very well!
Wulfenite, TennantiteTsumeb Namibia, Assorted Minerals
  • Item #19880
  • Wulfenite, Tennantite
  • 6.0x4.1x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: w-5mm
  • $35.00
  • Tsumeb
  • Otavi
    Namibia
  • Here is an interesting association. The main specimen is rounded, blackened tennantite crystals like we often see from Tsumeb. In addition, though, there are several sharp, tabular, lustrous wulfenite crystals on the tennantite. The bigger wulfenites are chipped but the smaller ones are very sharp and nice. Tsumeb never gets boring!!