Dims: 1.8 x 1.4 x 1.0" (4.6 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm)
Wt: 2.3 oz. (64 g)
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Several dozen minute Smithsonite crystals rest on the galena base of this hand specimen. These crystals do not exceed 0.2" (5 mm) in diameter and are in moderately good condition, as several are crushed and several others are noticeably cloven. Those that are intact have a good trigonal prismatic form that is so blocky as to appear nearly dodecahedral! Their color is a faint, dull pink and their luster is pearly, and all are transparent and moderately clear. The galena base is crystalline and appears to contain small anglesite crystals, though all that is visible are broken bits.