• Cobaltoan Smithsonite
  • Cobaltoan Smithsonite
  • Cobaltoan Smithsonite
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Cobaltoan Smithsonite

$6,000.00   €5,694  £4,810.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20310
A gorgeous bubble gum pink translucent Cobaltoan Smithsonite from the Tsumeb mine in Namibia.  Magnificent large crystals to slightly over 1 cm cover a thin matrix of creamy white Dolomite.  The Smithsonite forms characteristic slightly curved rhombic prisms intergrown to form two separated domes, one larger than the other, all with a splendid satin lustre.  Due to the surface translucency, internal structure and small variations in colour, the crystals exhibit a partial chatoyant schiller effect greatly adding to the overall aesthetic.  Without doubt, a fabulous Cobaltoan Smithsonite, possibly from 28 level in the second oxidation zone, although this is inferred and not known for certain.

Details

Dimensions
7.8 × 5.0 × 3.5 cm
Categories
Carbonates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Smithsonite, variety Cobaltoan

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