Smithsonite var. Cobaltian
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.2 x 3.3 cm
Ex. Shields and Frances Flynn
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Lustrous and translucent, rich pink rhombs of smithsonite, to 1.2 cm in length, are nicely emplaced on a black sulfide matrix. A truly Tsumeb classic, unique to this mine! This is a fine knob of crystals, and the luster and color saturation is quite nice in person, difficult to convey in photos.