• MANGANOAN SMITHSONITE
  • MANGANOAN SMITHSONITE
  • MANGANOAN SMITHSONITE
  • MANGANOAN SMITHSONITE
  • MANGANOAN SMITHSONITE
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MANGANOAN SMITHSONITE

$2,000.00   €1,684  £1,520.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC10538
A granular mixed sulphide matrix of Pyrite, Quartz and probable chalcocite and sphalerite, is richly covered with glassy, pink Manganoan Smithsonite crystals to about 6 mm.  From the Tsumeb mine, in the Otjikoto Region of Namibia, this specimen is a very good example of the manganese-rich variety of the zinc carbonate Smithsonite.  The crystals form slightly curved rhombohedrons, are translucent and under a lens are bright candy-pink.  When viewed at a normal distance, without magnification, the colour appears a dark pink due to the almost black underlying matrix.  On the base of the specimen is a small cluster of acicular Quartz crystals to about 5mm, a surprisingly rare occurrence at Tsumeb. A terrific Manganoan Smithsonite from Tsumeb and a good size for display.

Details

Dimensions
7.5 × 6.6 × 4.7 cm
Categories
Carbonates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Manganoan, Manganoan Smithsonite

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