For sale is an interesting specimen of zaratite from Lord Brassy mine, Tas, the really interesting thing about this is the color variation in the zaratite (?). It ranges from bright translucent emerald green to a waxy not translucent pale green, then to a yellowish green (mainly on the rear of the piece). There is even a small area front center, that is blueish green (possibly hellyerite, also type location!). There is even an area of what appears to be a brassy bronze color mineral on the front (middle) possibly heazlewoodite? The Lord Brassy mine is the type locality for this mineral! All in all this is a busy specimen, probably best enjoyed under some magnification. This mine is amount the most famous small, long closed mines in the world. The discovery of these rare zinc minerals on the mine dumps long after if closed, has made it recognized worldwide today.
LORD BRASSY MINE, HEAZELWOOD DIST, TAS.
35 x 27 x 7mm.