Smithsonite Crystals on Matrix – VAR 031

Measurements:  51 x 34 x 30 mm

Description:  Pearly, semi-clear smithsonite crystals sit on a (?)quartz matrix with metal ore inclusions. Some of the smithsonite crystals have a yellowish colouring, possibly caused by iron oxide. 

The only notable damage is to the edges of the specimen.

Weight of Specimen:  62.4 g

Chemical Composition:  ZnCO3  (smithsonite basic formula) 
                                        SiO2  (quartz)

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (smithsonite basic formula)  4-5
                                           (quartz) 7

Location:  Rosh Pinah, Namibia.

Specimen Code:  VAR 031

US $ 75





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