Tsumeb is the Type Locality
Very rare. Second oxidation zone.
- 2nd Oxidation Zone
The type specimen is from the East 9 Pillar, on 31 Level, in the second oxidation zone, discovered in 1978. However, in 1984, approximately five small specimens were recovered from a pocket in Zero Stope, also on 31 Level. These are the best of species, comprising wheatsheaf-like arrangements of elongated orange warikahnite crystals to 30 mm with quartz.
Paragenetic and General Notes
Type warikahnite occurs on corroded tennantite, with adamite, stranskiite, koritnigite, claudetite, tsumcorite and ludlockite. The bladed crystals of warikahnite measure up to 3 x 0.5 x 0.5 mm; they are pale yellow to colourless, and arranged in radiating masses.