Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Thumbnail, 3.2 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm
Ex. Rock Currier
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From the Rock Currier Collection #3402, acquired in 1978 in a shipment from Clive Queit, comes this gemmy, translucent smithsonite crystal that is a surprising thumbnail specimen of competitive caliber. It is one of those rare habits you only see from Tsumeb, from a few pockets in the 1960s and 1970s, of so-called "scalenohedral" or "elongated " smithsonite. This one is big, complete, and has a nice color to it. It is about as big as you could ask, and still just barely be a competition thumbnail specimen. While other styles of crystallized Tsumeb smithsonites are common in comparison — this is something you do not see much of. Photographed for