Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Tsumeb Mine , Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region , Namibia
An absolutely stunning cadmian smithsontie from the Tsumeb Mine in Namibia’s Otjikoto Region! This wonderful, yellow smithsonite is unlike any other I have seen, not only from Tsumeb, but from anywhere. Inclusions of what appears to be iron oxides (but may turn out to be something else entirely) give the specimen an orange glow that most yellow smithsonite doesn’t have. A unique and interesting smithsonite that is sure to stand out in any mineral cabinet!