Cuprian Smithsonite with Cerussite Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa. Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection. This fine piece is one of the prizes of the collection and could be a centerpiece for any Tsumeb or smithsonite collection/ suite. The entire upper surface and most edges are covered by large, transparent smithsonite crystals of a fantastic, rich green color. On these can be see small blooms of cerussite crystals. The backside of the specimen is coated by cerussite, partially well crystallized and partially massive. The viewing surfaces on top are immaculate and have no damage. It is slightly three dimensional with undulating mounds of the large (to .6 cm each) cuprian smithsonites. This is NOT a druse of crystals. Almost all are of this large size and they create a lot of flash. The luster and form are both exceptional and consistent on every part of the surface. 8.7 x 6 x 3 cm.
This fine specimen is for anyone who wants rarities but also searches for perfection. The piece displays well from any direction and only shows minimal edge contact in a couple places. Personally I have not seen any green smithsonite, for sale, this good from anywhere in the world. Exceptional cabinet sized specimen. Comes with custom engraved acrylic base.