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 #13906
  • Smithsonite
  • 5.0x2.8x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $50.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • A deep, concave vug lined with botryoidal, light green smithsonite. Great looking specimen!
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #12869
  • Smithsonite
  • 12.4x11.0x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $225.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • A wonderful, large plate of white-grey-colourless crystals of smithsonite. The crystals are all well formed, lustrous rhombohedra that are thickly covering the matrix, a chalcocite bearing smithsonite mix. Looks great!
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #14310
  • Smithsonite
  • 11.4x5.4x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $160.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • A plate of simple, sharp rhombohedra of smithsonite that are pink underneath with a later growth of a slightly brownish phase of smithsonite. Some bruising but, overall, a handsome specimen.
Smithsonite, CerussiteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #14309
  • Smithsonite, Cerussite
  • 7.8x5.2x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: c-12mm, s-4mm
  • $180.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • This plate of very light pink smithsonite crystals also sports a beautiful, reticulated cerussite twin. The smithsonite crystals are simple rhombohedra. The Cerussite is beautifully twinned and water clear. Very nice specimen!
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #12204
  • Smithsonite
  • 7.5x7.5x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $60.00
  • Tsumeb Corp. Mine
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • Lots of sharp, colourless smithsonite rhombohedra associated with clear, colourless quartz crystals. There are also a few orangey-beige tabular micro-crystals, perhaps wulfenite? Nice locality piece!
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #11249
  • Smithsonite
  • 5.9x2.7x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $65.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • An elongated mound of slightly tan, sharp rhombohedra of smithsonite crystals. Just smithsonite! THere appears to be very little other minerals in the piece, including matrix.
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #14304
  • Smithsonite
  • 10.7x7.5x6.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $325.00
  • 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
  • $160.00
  • 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 #16301
  • Smithsonite
  • 8.7x5.6x6.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $260.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • Extremely sharp, well terminated, elongated crystals of smithsonite cover much of the front of this specimen. The crystals are fairly clear and colourless with a slightly frosty lustre. A little manganese oxide on the left side causes some of the crystals to appear darker. Displays very well!
Smithsonite, GalenaTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #17151
  • Smithsonite, Galena
  • 9.5x8.5x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $85.00
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • The top/front of this specimen is covered with sharp, white rhombohedra of smithsonite crystals. The matrix seems to be a mixture of galena and smithsonite. Shows well!
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #17161
  • Smithsonite
  • 10.4x6.2x7.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $325.00
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • The top of this piece is light pink, stubby scalenohedra of smithsonite totally coating a matrix that appears to be a matrix of sphalerite, galena, tennantite and quartz. Displays perfectly. Looks great!
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #17163
  • Smithsonite
  • 13.3x9.8x5.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $325.00
  • 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
  • $150.00
  • Tsumeb
    n
  • 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.
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #20599
  • Smithsonite
  • 5.2x2.6x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $65.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • Very nice cluster of sharp, steep-rhombohedral smithsonite crystals from this amazing specimen producer, long closed.
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #20764
  • Smithsonite
  • 6.5x4.5x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $75.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • A couple of openings in this massive, coarse, sphalerite matrix are lined with pink, scalenohedra of smithsonite. The smithsonite has sharp terminations and high lustre. Very nice!
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #20985
  • Smithsonite
  • 11.5x9.8x7.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $225.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • A rather delicious-looking, specimen of green smithsonite from this classic locality! The smithsonite is botryoidal with a very nice green colouration. It is a very showable specimen that is a cavity of smithsonite on a matrix of, I believe, mostly smithsonite and iron oxides.
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #21205
  • Smithsonite
  • 5.2x3.6x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $120.00
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • Here is a very nice mound of smithsonite crystals showing rhombohedral form. It is an "oldy" and was once part of the Philadelphia academy of Sciences collection. An Academy label accompanies it along with a Kristalle/Crystal Classics label. A little bruising but still a nice specimen with interesting provenance! T
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #21408
  • Smithsonite
  • 7.34.7x5.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $120.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • A fairly transparent/translucent botryoidal mass of light green smithsonite on rock matrix. Different! Displays well.
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #21593
  • Smithsonite
  • 6.0x2.5x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $75.00
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • Really nice, sharp rhombohedra of smithsonite cover the front of this specimen. The smithsonite in the larger 10mm+ crystals but with smaller clusters of smithsonite scattered over them. Some small bruises. There are also some prismatic, hollow pseudomorphs of quartz after an unknown earlier mineral on the specimen, intergrown with the smithsonite. Interesting!