• CUPRIAN SMITHSONITE
  • CUPRIAN SMITHSONITE
  • CUPRIAN SMITHSONITE
  • CUPRIAN SMITHSONITE
  • CUPRIAN SMITHSONITE
  • CUPRIAN SMITHSONITE
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CUPRIAN SMITHSONITE

$4,000.00   €3,278  £2,830.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC13045
A chain of intergrown, rich apple-green Cuprian Smithsonite crystals, each to about 1 cm, form an arch flat against a dolomitic matrix. This large miniature is from the Tsumeb mine in Namibia and is a beautiful example of this copper-rich variety of the zinc carbonate, Smithsonite.  The orange-tan massive Dolomite matrix forms a triangular display face which is conveniently angled at about 45 degrees, perfect for display.  Sub-millimetre cream coloured crystals of Dolomite coat this surface, against and over which the arc of Cuprian Smithsonite has crystallised.  The crystals are a very good size (to over 1 cm) and colour for this species from Tsumeb.

Details

Dimensions
6.9 × 5.1 × 3.6 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Classic Minerals
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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