Smithsonite Var. Cuprian
Miniature, 3.7 x 3.6 x 2.9 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Intergrown crystals of lustrous and translucent, apple green, cupro-smithsonite, to 7 mm across, have grown around a knob of matrix. Although the crystals are fairly small, the color and luster is outstanding. This sharp pseudo-cubic crystal habit is rare for smithsonite in general, and noted for these Tsumeb greens as one of the finest habits to own. They were rarely found and tend to command a premium in price, accordingly.
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