Cobaltoan Smithsonite (Hauck and D. Trinchillo Sr. Coll.)

Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 6.0 x 4.4 cm
Start Time: 12/03/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/10/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Pretty rosettes of translucent and lustrous, flattened, pink cobaltoan smithsonite rhombs richly and attractively cover the undulating matrix of massive galena on this classic smithsonite varietal from the famous and now-closed Tsumeb Mine. The modest periphery wear is noted, but is certainly not a detraction to this showy and excellent piece. Ex Richard Hauck and Daniel Trinchillo Sr. Collections. This specimen is illustrated on Page 13 of the catalogue for the Heritage Natural History Auction in Dallas, Texas in January, 2009, which featured many pieces from the Trinchillo Collection. Valued at $1000

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