Smithsonite on Thin Matrix VAR 022 

Pale blue, pearly smithsonite

Measurements:  78 x 61 x 18 mm

Description:  Pale blue, pearly, botryoidal aggregates of tiny smithsonite crystals with bits of (to us) unknown, small white crystals on a thin matrix. 

These photographs were taken in natural sunlight. When held against light, one can see a touch of pale green colouring. 

The only notable damage is to the edges. The specimen displays well on a flat surface.

Weight of Specimen:  90.3 g 

Chemical Composition:  CuCO3  (smithsonite) 
Hardness on Mohs Scale:  4 – 5                      

Location:  Skorpion mine, Namibia.      

Specimen Code:  VAR 022


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