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    Smithsonite
    Tsumeb Mine
    Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region
    Namibia
    3.13 x 2.39 x 2.22 inches (7.96 x 6.08 x 5.63 cm)


    Most any quality mineral specimen from the Tsumeb Mine has a cachet due to its locality. That is true for this significant example of Smithsonite which is characterized by large rhombs of smoky color with inclusions, including some small scepters, on a salt-and-pepper matrix. This piece of "zinc spar" is zinc carbonate, a mineral ore of zinc. This is a nice sized Smithsonite from Tsumeb which about says it all.

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    May, 2016
    5th Thursday
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