David K. Joyce

Tsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite

Here are some very nice specimens of smithsonite, the carbonate of zinc, from the mines that produced some of the best specimens of that mineral.

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SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #14304
  • Smithsonite
  • 10.7x7.5x6.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $225.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • A large specimen of frosted, creamy-white rhombs of smithsonite. The crystals cover much of both sides of the specimen. There are a couple of bruises but still, it is an impressive, heavy specimen!
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #14308
  • Smithsonite
  • 14.5x8.3x6.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $130.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • The top of this thick plate is crowded with dozens of rhombohedra of a very light yellow, at least not colourless, crystals of smithsonite. The rhombs are sharp in detail but are sort of composite, being made of sort of stepped rhombohedra. Handsome, heavy piece!
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #17163
  • Smithsonite
  • 13.3x9.8x5.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $260.00
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • This specimen is mostly smithsonite consisting of small, stubby scalenohedra in a tight botryoidal formation. It has a dull, yellowish colour and is quite a handsom specimen. Some metallic minerals in the base which appears to be a brecciated limestone or similar. Looks good!
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #17165
  • Smithsonite
  • 12.3x7.7x6.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $140.00
  • Tsumeb
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  • This specimen is coated almost all around with light pinkish, scalenohedral of smithsonite coating what appears to be a brecciated carbonate, perhaps limestone. The crystals have a light pinkish colouration and the accompanying Trinity Minerals label calls it "cobaltoan" Smithsonite. Almost as good on the back as front, although I did not take a photo of the back. Stands and displays very on its own, as shown.
Smithsonite, CalciteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #20595
  • Smithsonite, Calcite
  • 10.9x6.2x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $85.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • One side of this specimen is covered with sharp calcite crystals and the other is covered by slighty rounded, but very nice smithsonite crystals.
Smithsonite, MimetiteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #24419
  • Smithsonite, Mimetite
  • 7.0x3.5x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Sm-5mm, Mim-2mm
  • $75.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • A very nice geode-like specimen showing a concave area of yellow scalenohedra of yellow smithsonite. There are some sharp, prismatic green mimetite crystals present, as well! Looks great!
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #24701
  • Smithsonite
  • 13.0x11.2x7.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 9mm
  • $140.00
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • A plate of sharp smithsonite crystals from one of the most famous localities for this mineral! Rich! s
Smithsonite, WillemiteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #26391
  • Smithsonite, Willemite
  • 7.5x6.8x3,4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: sm-8mm, w-3mm
  • $260.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • THIS is a really nice specimen!! Two in one really. One side is a concave plate of well formed rhombohedral smithsonite crystals with perhaps a slight yellow tint. The other side of the piece which is mostly smithsonite shows a convex mound of smithsonite crystals harly noticeable under a covering of sharp, colourless willemite crystals and tiny brown pyritohedra. I am assuming the brown pyritohedra are pseudos of goethite after pyrite. The willemite crystals are fluorescent. I have a close-up of the willemite crystals if you would like to see it. Just ask! Great looking specimen from top and bottom!
Smithsonite, MimetiteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #26845
  • Smithsonite, Mimetite
  • 7.2x6.0x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $150.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • Now, this is a special specimen! It is a vug of gray smithsonite with botryoids formed of curved smithsonite crystals. In the vug are sprays of light green, acicular mimetite crystals. Very nice and unusual!