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Smithsonite var. Cuprian

ID: CC16054
This fine Smithsonite thumbnail from the Tsumeb mine has a has a 2.5 x 2 cm area covered with delicate peppermint-green rhombic crystals to around 5 mm, all with crisp, sharp edges.  Such Smithsonite is termed Cuprian because it is traces of copper in the zinc carbonate structure that impart its distinct colour.  This charming specimen is mounted on a small clear acrylic base.

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Dimensions
2.4 × 2.9 × 1.4 cm
Categories
Carbonates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cuprian, Smithsonite

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