- Smithsonite Var. Cobaltian
- Miniature, 4.6 x 3.9 x 3.7 cm
- Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
- Ex. Ken Rippere
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Sharp crystals of classic soft pink smithsonite like this can only be from Tsumeb and were found in the late 1960s and in the 1970s. This is a sharp hedgehog knob of translucent crystals to 1.5 cm, very nicely displayable. It is from the Ken Rippere collection. Joe Budd Photos.