Smithsonite (var: "Cuprian Smithsonite ") (ex Rob Smith Collection)
- Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
- Small Cabinet, 8.4 x 7.8 x 4.2 cm.
- Start Time: 03/03/2009 8:30:00 pm (CST)
- End Time: 03/10/2009 7:45:00 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
A beautiful multi-color Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb that grades from a very vibrant blue-green hue into a golden-green/olive-green shade and ends with a golden-brown color on the other end. The crystals themselves are not especially large, but they have a gorgeous sugary sparkle and sit very well on a slab of Tennantite matrix. Valued at $1200-$1500.