Extremely rare. Third oxidation zone (43 Level).
- 3rd Oxidation Zone
Scotlandite was found in the so-called "Lead Pocket" on 43 Level, in the third oxidation zone.
Paragenetic and General Notes
Scotlandite is the only sulphite mineral found at Tsumeb, its composition indicatiing formation under somewhat oxygen-defficient conditions. It occurs as pale-yellow chisel-shaped crystals to 1 mm in small vugs on the surface of hydrocerussite-altered cerussite crystals (Gebhard, 1999). Litharge, massicot and minium are associated.