Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Thumbnail, 2.2 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm
Ex. Marion Godshaw; Rock Currier
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Elongated, or scalenohedral-style smithsonite, is a rarely seen habit of this species that really only comes from Tsumeb in this quality. It came out of a small zone in the 1960s into the 1970s, and good specimens are scarce. This is a particularly fine, balanced thumbnail specimen of a cluster of parallel crystals standing upright, all of them sharp and sparkly and translucent! Rock Currier Collection #5570. He bought the thumbnail from Cal Graeber when Cal sold the Marion Godshaw Collection.