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Maggie Wilson June 27, 2011 10:38PM
Any objections to my adding renierite to the suite of minerals found at the Tsumeb Mine? The RRUFF database has ID'd the mineral from the mine.

Normally if I saw it on RRUFF, I'd say it was a no brainer, but... something tells me to run it by the membership first.


Lefteris Rantos June 28, 2011 07:09AM
I can't believe that Renierite wasn't on the list!!:o

It's a very well-known occurrence, mentioned in all major Tsumeb references. I don't think there could ever be a doubt on it! I have at least 3-4 specimens containing Renierite from Tsumeb...!

Liam Schofield June 28, 2011 11:24AM
Do you mean the Mindat database? Because it is already on there? Unless it has been added very recently with a couple of photos?

I was sure it was there as I regularly get it confused with Reinerite from Tsumeb... not visually, I mean, but the name...!


EDIT# spotted the issue now- it's listed under Tsumeb, but not Tsumeb Mine...

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/28/2011 11:27AM by Liam Schofield.
Maggie Wilson June 28, 2011 11:33AM
Hi guys -

Reinerite is already on the database as being found at the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb (type locality, too) - but Renierite is not - Renierite is attributed to Tsumeb, one level higher than the Tsumeb Mine.

I suppose that's why I posed the question - with the very similar names of both minerals and the localities, I didn't want to add it to the database without some expert judgement.

Liam Schofield June 28, 2011 12:08PM
I think you're absolutely correct- Renierite, from Tsumeb Mine is perfectly valid.
Maggie Wilson June 28, 2011 11:10PM
Renierite added to the Tsumeb Mine.
georg gebhard June 25, 2012 05:16PM

this is a good reference, but could somebody take off the photo of a fluorite specimen which is from a Namibian fluorite mine and certainly not from Tsumeb.
Debbie Woolf June 25, 2012 06:01PM
Georg, have removed the fluorite - Thanks for letting us know.
Walter Veldsman September 02, 2012 05:25PM
Hi Georg
It's Walter here
You generously helped me ID Ojuelaite from Tsumeb in 2001
May I send you some photos of rare tsumeb minerals taken on my microscope
Mostly from small vugs in Germanite ore
Vugs less than 1mm in size with some exotic rare tsumeb minerals in them
Tsumeb collector living in london
George Sayers January 05, 2013 01:04AM
I have a specimen of cuproadamite with a sky blue mineral crust, which I thought was rosasite, but I don't find any examples of the association in the mindat photo database, and there are no other carbonates present. Zebra?
G. Sayers
Malcolm Southwood January 05, 2013 07:10AM
Hi George,
Any chance of a photograph? Giraffe!
Uwe Kolitsch September 27, 2017 07:44AM
Jochen Schlüter of the Mineralogical Museum of the Universität Hamburg kindly asked me to add the following info on Mindat:
Karibibite was confirmed by SEM-EDS and PXRD. It occurs as pale yellow intertwined fibres on a sample containing leiteite and schneiderhöhnite. The karibibite may be confused with ludlockite.
Debbie Woolf September 27, 2017 09:49AM
Very interesting, thanks Uwe.
Paul De Bondt September 27, 2017 09:58AM
Thanks Uwe, one more specie to add to the greatest mineral locality in this galaxie.
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