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July-August 2016

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Dolomite “Casts” and Epimorphs From Tsumeb, Namibia

For most mineral enthusiasts the Tsumeb mine, in northern Namibia, needs no introduction. More than 280 valid mineral species have been recorded from Tsumeb, which is the type locality for more than 70 of them. Public and private collections worldwide are graced by first-class specimens of Tsumeb's signature minerals such as azurite, cerussite, dioptase, mimetite, and smithsonite, to name but a few.

Dr. Malcolm Southwood has collected minerals for more than thirty years and has a special interest in minerals from southern Africa and the United Kingdom.

James “Jim” Robison is a longtime collector of minerals with a focus on dolomite and smithsonite from the Tsumeb mine.

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