CS22-10
Smithsonite
Yanga Koubenza Quarries, M'Fouti, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo
Cabinet, 10.5 x 4.8 x 2.2 cm
$1,800.00 Payment Plan Available
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While it has been explored since the early to mid 1900s, Yanga Koubenza has never produced smithsonite until recently. In the summer of 2021, an exciting discovery uncovered a few pockets of wonderful blue-green smithsonite and aurichalcite, of which we obtained a small select lot of high grade examples. Waxy light blue botryoids of smithsonite cover a bit of matrix on this specimen, with tiny pockets of aurichalcite visible on the bottom. There is a dusting of white secondary growth over some of the specimen with glistening microcrystals, making it appear as if it is sugar-coated! A beautiful blue smithsonite similar to finds at Kelly mine and Choix, Mexico, at a much more affordable price point!