• Cobaltoan Smithsonite
  • Cobaltoan Smithsonite
Carbonates

Cobaltoan Smithsonite

$2,000.00   €1,704  £1,450.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC12110
A rich bed of delicate rose pink Cobaltoan Smithsonite crystals entirely mask a mixed massive granular Smithsonite and black sulphide matrix from the Tsumeb mine in Namibia. The Smithsonite forms thin curved blades to typically 1 cm wide which build into hemispherical rosettes also of around 1 cm diameter. These crystals tend to have a frosted texture and hence matt to semi-matt lustre, although the curved edges of the blades can often display a brighter glassy lustre. Cobaltoan Smithsonite can be found covering a spectrum of pink hues at Tsumeb and this specimen is towards the more subtle end. A great example finely crystallised Cobaltoan Smithsonite from Tsumeb.

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Dimensions
5.5 × 8.6 × 3.0 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Latest Additions
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