Smithsonite (Var: Cobaltoan Smithsonite), Adamite (Var: Cuprian Adamite)
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 4.2 x 3.1 cm
A RARE, UNUSUAL and SHOWY Tsumeb combination specimen of glassy, pink, cobaltoan smithsonite crystals filling a well-placed vug lined by superbly contrasting green cuprian adamite crystals and surrounded by a mass of the same! I have never seen such a combination from Tsumeb. The back shows the cuprian adamite veins. The color contrast is startling. Ex. Rob Smith Collection.