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Smithsonite, Willemite, Sphalerite from Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Otavi Mountain Land, Namibia

 
Smithsonite, Willemite, Sphalerite from Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Otavi Mountain Land, Namibia

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Smithsonite, Willemite, Sphalerite from Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Otavi Mountain Land, Namibia

DESCRIPTION:No. 23283
Mineral:Smithsonite, Willemite, Sphalerite
Locality:Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Otavi Mountain Land, Namibia
Description:Gossan matrix coated over most surfaces with yellowish smithsonite crystals up to 4 mm. On the edges of the pockets the smithsonite fluoresces orange under UV illumination. The gossan areas have various crystals of willemite, sphalerite, descloizite.
Overall Size:10x8x7 cm
Crystals:micro to 4 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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