- Smithsonite Var. Cobaltian
- Small Cabinet, 8.6 x 6.4 x 3.0 cm
- Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
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Lovely, pastel-pink rhombs of Smithsonite densely cover this large plate. The Smithsonites are classic-curved rhombs with beveled edges, pearly luster, and finely undulating crystal faces. The largest of the rhombs is 1.4 cm on edge, and there are at least four Smithsonites this size. There is some minor bruising, but it blends right in with the almost iridescent internal reflections of these fine crystals and is frankly both minimal in context and hard to see. Overall this large plate is impressive for its big crystals, sharp rhombohedral forms, and very aesthetic.