Dims: 1.1" x 0.9" x 0.6"(2.8 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 19.6 g. w/ specimen box
At least 10 very large crystals of Smithsonite inhabit this Namibian specimen. They have the form of chubby trigonal pyramids that almost have a pseudocubic appearance. Their color ranges from a pale brown to pink, with the brown coloration actually occupying a layer over the pink, so that very subtle phantoms might be seen inside the crystals. Of course this means that they are transparent to some extent. There is an abscence of striations on their faces and they have a pearly luster. The largest of these crystals has visible dimensions of about 1/4 x 1/4" (6 x 6 mm), and most of the larger ones have some very minor damage on their tips. There is no host rock and the specimen is affixed to the inside of a plastic specimen box for protection. I really like the coloration on this specimen, as well as the chubby crystals.