Smithsonite Var. Cobaltian
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 5.5 x 3.8 cm
This is nearly a solid, architecturally interesting specimen composed of rosettes of lustrous and translucent, richly-saturated hot-pink, cobaltoan smithsonite, to 1 cm across. There is a secondary, gray coating on some of the smithsonite rosettes which gives some dimension and texture to the piece, as a tradeoff. The color is very intense!