Smithsonite Var. Cobaltian on Tetrahedrite and Galena
Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
This plate of Tennantite and Galena is populated with dozens upon dozens of lovely, dusty-pink rhombs of Smithsonite. The Smithsonites are classic - curved rhombs with beveled edges, pearly luster, and finely undulating crystal faces. The Smithsonites are quite gemmy, and you frequently see pearly internal reflections emanating from the crystals. A beautiful effect, testimony to the quality of the Smithsonites. The rhombs are commonly 6 mm on edge. They are in excellent condition. Very aesthetic.