Smithsonite

Specimen ID: K7J-22U

Mineral(s)
Smithsonite : ZnCO3
Locality
As recorded:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Mindat locality:
Dimensions
93mm x 68mm x 37mm
weight: 175g
Events

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Cluster of crystals made up of dozens of sharp, pearly, transparent to translucent, rose pink, slightly rounded elongated rhombohedrons of smithsonite, with vitreous luster and no matrix. Looks like a floater with what might be a thin rehealed attachment area of galena on the back side. The color may be produced by traces of cobalt cations trapped in the lattice. Undamaged. Overall size: 93mm x 68mm x 37mm. Main crystal size: about 10mm. Weight: 175g. Illustrated in the magazine MdC - Mineralogistes de Catalunya, 2016/1, page 88.
Carles Millan - 17th May 2016

Photo added to mindat.org

Cluster of crystals made up of dozens of sharp, pearly, transparent to translucent, rose pink, slightly rounded elongated rhombohedrons of smithsonite, with vitreous luster and without matrix. Looks like a floater with what might be a thin rehealed attachment area of galena on the back side. The color may be produced by traces of cobalt cations trapped in the lattice. Undamaged. Overall size: 93mm x 68mm x 37mm. Main crystal size: about 10mm. Weight: 175g.
Carles Millan - 17th May 2016

Photo added to mindat.org

Cluster of crystals made up of dozens of sharp, pearly, transparent to translucent, rose pink, slightly rounded elongated rhombohedrons of smithsonite, with vitreous luster and without matrix. Looks like a floater with what might be a thin rehealed attachment area of galena on the back side. The color may be produced by traces of cobalt cations trapped in the lattice. Undamaged. Overall size: 93mm x 68mm x 37mm. Main crystal size: about 10mm. Weight: 175g.
Carles Millan - 17th May 2016

Photo added to mindat.org

Cluster of crystals made up of dozens of sharp, pearly, transparent to translucent, rose pink, slightly rounded elongated rhombohedrons of smithsonite, with vitreous luster and without matrix. Looks like a floater with what might be a thin rehealed attachment area of galena on the back side. The color may be produced by traces of cobalt cations trapped in the lattice. Undamaged. Overall size: 93mm x 68mm x 37mm. Main crystal size: about 10mm. Weight: 175g. Close up view.
Carles Millan - 17th May 2016
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