This riveting display-sized matrix scorodite is a "jewel" with astonishing brilliant blue color, in crystals to almost 2 cm in length. Such matrix specimens are EXTREMELY uncommon. The crystals are perched on a sparkling matrix of brilliant brown-black beudantite, making this also an uncommonly rich beudantite specimen. Purchased from dealer Herb Obodda, who had gotten it from a private collection just before Tucson of 2001.
SC-25 Olivenite with Gartrellite (Zweibel) (SOLD)
ex. Zweibel Collection
Cabinet, 10 x 7 x 5 cm
John Schneider photo
This remarkable specimenis widely regarded as the best Tsumeb olivenite specimen and perhaps world's best of species, by many who have seen it in person. It is brilliantly lustrous, and pristine, and consists of huge clusters of intergrown crystals to several cm in size erupting from a light green matrix of solid Gartrellite (making this also an uncommonly rich Gartrellite specimen as a bonus). The crystals have a deep green color that comes out easily with even minimal lighting, and it just glows in person in a way not quite reflected in the picture (though I could certainly not do better, mind you, than John did!)