Smithsonite (Var: Cobaltoan Smithsonite)
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 9.1 x 6.7 x 5.2 cm.

9.1 x 6.7 x 5.2 cm. Smithsonite is found in a wide arrange of colors from Tsumeb alone. Some of the most highly sought after specimens are the pink "Cobaltoan" variety of the species. This piece is such a pretty specimen because it is so well-balanced and displays beautifully. And the color is REALLY good! It has a full coverage on the display side of gemmy, sharp, baby-pink color modified rhombohedra (to 7mm) of Smithsonite on dense sulfide matrix. The specimen is in amazingly good condition as nearly 99% of the crystals on the display side are undamaged. This is an alluring small cabinet specimen of this classic material. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.