Smithsonite (ex Rob Smith Collection)

Berg Aukus, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 13.0 x 8.1 x 7.8 cm
Start Time: 03/03/2009 8:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/10/2009 7:46:21 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

This is a Smithsonite that is not quite like any I have seen from Berg Aukus. The specimen is comprised of dozens of fairly good sized (crystals up to 3.4 cm), whitish colored, pearly, stacked rhombohedra forming some partial "rosettes " on a slab of matrix. The piece was not terribly easy to photograph, but take my word for it when I say it is a very good Smithsonite from this nearby neighbor of the Tsumeb mine. Valued at $1500-$2000

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