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Smithsonite and Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

 
Smithsonite and Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Smithsonite and Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Smithsonite and Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

DESCRIPTION:No. 40157
Mineral:Smithsonite and Calcite
Locality:Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
Description:Bright yellow-orange smithsonite microcrystal crust overgrown with rhombohedral white calcite crystals up to 6 mm on edge. The calcite fluoresces red under UV illumination. This is a very attractive specimen from the famous Tsumeb Mine, now long closed.
Overall Size:11x8x4.5 cm
Crystals:0.2-6.0 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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