Smithsonite var. Cuprian Smithsonite
Miniature, 5.2 x 3.0 x 1.7 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia

An elongate group of very rare mint green, Cuprian Smithsonite rhombohedra to 1.4cm across emplaced on pale gray matrix. These lustrous, rhombic Cuprian Smithsonites are moderately intergrown with very distinct crystals, sharp edges and faces resulting in a jagged, geometric profile of pleasant mint green. A superb miniature of Cuprian Smithsonite for this varietal combination of color and shape, seldom seen. The pics say it all!