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Smithsonite with Cerussite and Calcite
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
3.6 x 2.3 x 1.7 (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $290
Pre Holiday 2017

This specimen is one of a kind, a unique Tsumeb oddity with great esthetics. An elongated, gemmy crystal of Smithsonite rises from a gossan matrix and hosts a few gem clear smokey Cerussites. The Smithsonite shows signs of being a compound crystal with parallel growth but a single termination. The Cerussites and a tiny part of the Smithsonite (only seen with magnification) are chipped but this is on the "back" not visible on display, the front and side view are pristine undamaged. Tiny Calcites with some odd habits are also scattered on the matrix. The crazy composition of this specimen is typical of why so many collectors love Tsumeb minerals.




Smithsonite with Cerussite and Calcite
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
3.6 x 2.3 x 1.7 (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $290
Pre Holiday 2017

This specimen is one of a kind, a unique Tsumeb oddity with great esthetics. An elongated, gemmy crystal of Smithsonite rises from a gossan matrix and hosts a few gem clear smokey Cerussites. The Smithsonite shows signs of being a compound crystal with parallel growth but a single termination. The Cerussites and a tiny part of the Smithsonite (only seen with magnification) are chipped but this is on the "back" not visible on display, the front and side view are pristine undamaged. Tiny Calcites with some odd habits are also scattered on the matrix. The crazy composition of this specimen is typical of why so many collectors love Tsumeb minerals.