Smithsonite (rare crystal habit)
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 3.7 x 3.5 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Shields and Frances Flynn
Divergent, acicular, lustrous and translucent, colorless crystals of smithsonite, to 1.6 cm in length, fill the vugs in this matrix specimen. This elongated style is a rare habit for the species, in this size only known from Tsumeb so far as I know. Old material!