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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 70124
Mineral:Smithsonite over Calcite
Locality:Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
Description:Translucent white calcite crystals to 24 mm coated with gray-green rhombohedral smithsonite crystals to 0.5 mm. The calcite crystals are tapered hexagonal form with rhombohedral terminations. The uncoated sides fluoresce orange under SW UV illumination. Ex. W. Keller #5215, acquired in 1999; originally sold by Fraziers in 1972
Overall Size:6.5x6x4.5 cm
Crystals:0.2-24.0 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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