Smithsonite (var: "Cuprian Smithsonite ") (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)

Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Miniature, 4.5 x 3.3 x 2.1 cm
Start Time: 05/14/2009 5:15:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/21/2009 5:15:07 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A beautiful bright green Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb featuring dozens upon dozens of gemmy, sharp, lustrous crystals on a contrasting matrix. The crystals themselves are not especially large, but they have great luster and a very eye-catching color. Smithsonite from Tsumeb is one of the most classic species from what is arguably the greatest locality in the history of minerals. Enjoy!