Species: Smithsonite var. Cuprian
Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto, Namibia
Dimensions: 10 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm.
Namibia’s iconic Tsumeb mine is known for it’s superb and varied smithsonite specimens, which are the world’s best and occur in every shade of the rainbow. This is a fine large example of the prized cuprian variety, with a vivid green color and good luster. The crystals, while small, have super color and good, bright luster. A real classic from an old collection. Mark Cross photo.