||Cuprian Smithsonite on Willemite
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
6.4 x 5.3 x 3 CM (cabinet)
Post Tucson 2015
A very fine Tsumeb specimen with excellent zoned Smithsonite crystals on a contrasting matrix. This flat matrix displays well on both sides, it can be difficult to decide which is the better face to present. The "rear" has a huge stepped, etched Smithsonite crystal that is 2.4 CM across, the front shows several smaller, textbook perfect color-zoned crystals. Very esthetic and in fine condition.