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Mineral Specimen #3432    Smithsonite

Tsumeb, Namibia

6.5 x 5.8 x 2.9 cm


The surface of this specimen is covered with rhombahedral crystals of Smithsonite which are a pink color with slight peach colored tint. The crystals are up to 3mm in length. The surfaces of the Smithsonite have a high glassy luster and with so many surfaces, the specimen has a lot of sparkle and is quite attractive. There are a few interesting long thin bladed crystals running through the specimen. These bladed crystals appear to have been broken and are unidentified (perhaps Cerussite?). The matrix is composed of a mix of sulfides which are golden in color and metallic gray with a small area of iridescent blue. The specimen is in very good to excellent condition with the exception of the broken white bladed crystals.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Africa | Carbonates | Minerals Priced Between 300 and 499 Dollars