Tsumeb Gallery... Smithsonites

 

Mineral Specimens For Sale From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa

 

       

                                                          All the specimens seen above are varieties of Smithsonite

 

The fine smithsonites of Tsumeb are well known the world over.  The great variety of colors, crystal forms, and associated minerals make these specimens noteworthy.  Throw in the crystals in well formed and large crystals and one has what makes for world class specimens.  Fine examples are uncommon where as smaller, less colorful ones are still commonly available.  Pink, green, tan, blue, clear, black, orange, yellow... is there any color that doesn't exist?

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-380

OKQ-380      Cobaltoan Smithsonite with Quartz on Tennantite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This is a fine cluster of quartz and pink smithsonites growing on the base of a plate of tennantite.  Damage-free and aesthetic.  Measures 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $80

 

 

 

 

OKQ-381

OKQ-381      Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  These smithsonite crystals are translucent and the grouping measures 2.7 x 2 x 2 cm.  Edge contacts with the main crystals all being damage-free.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-382

OKQ-382      Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  These smithsonite crystals (to 1.4 cm each) are transparent and form a plate-like grouping that measures 2.9 x 2.8 x 1.2 cm.  Damage free, beautifully formed, and high in luster  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-375

OKQ-375      Cadmian Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This domical group of prismatic, transparent, brown crystals measures 3.7 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm and has nice coatings on all sides.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $150

 

 

 

 

OKQ-376

OKQ-376      Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This is a huge (approximately 3.4 cm) single crystal of translucent to transparent, light yellow smithsonite.  Cleaved on back and there is a tiny yellow quartz poking out of the bottom face seen in the first image.  Exceptionally large crystals like this are uncommon things.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $150

 

 

 

 

OKQ-378

OKQ-378      Cobaltoan Smithsonite with Quartz and Pyrite coated Tennantite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This is a fine cluster with excellent pyrite coated tennantite (partially visible in second image) growing on the base of a plate of transparent cobaltoan smithsonites and quartz.  Damage-free and aesthetic.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $195

 

 

 

 

OKQ-362

OKQ-362      Cobaltoan Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  The domical piece seen here measures 3 x 3 x 2.6 cm and is coated nicely with nicely colored, transparent smithsonite crystals.  One side and back have contacts but other surfaces are aesthetic and damage-free.  Mounted in a perky box.  $50   

 

 

 

 

OKQ-363

OKQ-363      Cobaltoan Smithsonite and Quartz      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  The slightly domical piece seen here measures 3.1 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm and has several well separated crystals of nicely colored, transparent smithsonite.  One edge has contacts but other surfaces are aesthetic and damage-free.  Mounted in a perky box.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-364

OKQ-364      Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This specimens has the rarer crystal form for smithsonite.  The piece measures 4 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm.  One crystal has a cleaved termination.  Mounted in a perky box.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKP-496

OKP-496     Smithsonite and Pyrite     Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  This small plate measures 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm.  All crystals are complete and damage-free.  Mounted in a perky box.   $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-643

OKO-643        Smithsonite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.   Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This ball shaped cluster measures 7.7 x 6.7 x 4.4 cm.  Lots of openings and folds all covered by crystals of good luster and form..  A couple small contacts, otherwise a floater.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-657

OKL-657      Smithsonite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This one measures 3.9 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm.  Uncommon color with good sized crystals.  There is one crystal with an edge cleave…. not distracting, but it is there.  Priced accordingly.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-658

OKL-658      Smithsonite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  Large, clear crystals to 1.3 cm each compose this specimen.  Some yellow/amber colored inclusions as seen.  4.2 x 4 x 2.4 cm overall.  No damage, high luster, displays great.  $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-659

OKL-659      Smithsonite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  A 5.9 x 5.7 x 3.6 cm domical piece with nice slightly pink crystals to 1.3 cm each.  No damage and displays great from any direction.  Nice piece!  $275

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-660

OKL-660     Smithsonite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  A 5.8 x 4.5 x 3.7 cm domical piece with nice slightly pink and black crystals to 1.1 cm each.  No damage and displays great from any direction.  Nice piece!  $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-651

OKL-651     Cobaltoan Smithsonite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  A 4 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm domical piece with nice bright pink crystals of a high luster.  One crystal on the back has a small cleave.  Displays great from front and sides.  Nice piece!  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-662

OKL-662      Smithsonite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  Large clear crystals to 1.1 cm each compose this specimen.  Some yellow/amber colored inclusions as seen.  5.2 x 3.4 x 2 cm overall.  No damage, high luster, and it displays great.  $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-663

OKL-663      Smithsonite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  Large clear crystals to 1.5 cm each compose this specimen.  The specimen is elongated, but also slightly domical.  Minor yellow/amber colored inclusions as seen.  5.8 x 2.8 x 2 cm overall.  No damage, high luster, displays great from any direction or if positioned on edge.  Fine, desirable example of this material.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-664

OKL-664      Smithsonite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  Large clear crystals to 1.1 cm each compose this specimen.  The specimen is elongated, but also slightly domical.  Some yellow/amber colored inclusions as seen.  5.7 x 4.7 x 2.2 cm overall.  One tiny tip ding only visible with magnification and a thorough search.  High luster, displays great from any direction or if positioned on edge.  Fine, desirable example of this material.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-666

OKL-666      Smithsonite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  Large, clear crystals to 1 cm each compose this specimen.  The specimen is somewhat three dimensional.  Some yellow/amber colored inclusions as seen.  6.1 x 5.2 x 3 cm overall.  No damage.  High luster, displays great from any direction or if positioned on edge.  A fine, desirable example of this material.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-667

OKL-667      Smithsonite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  Large yellow crystals with small phantoms to 1.2 cm each compose this specimen.  The specimen well crystallized on its edge and much of the front face is gone on the lower sections.  5.2 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm overall.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-668

OKL-668      Smithsonite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  Large clear to slightly yellow crystals to 1.1 cm each compose this specimen.  The specimen is vuggy with acicular crystals throughout.  A couple crystals are clipped off, but overall the specimen is in great shape.  5.4 x 4.2 x 4.2 cm overall.  A fine, desirable example of this less common material.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-353

OKN-353    Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  A nice domical example measuring 3.6 x 3 x 2.2 cm.  Views great from any direction.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-354

OKN-353    Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  Domical cluster of large clear crystals to 1.5 cm each.  No damage, very sharp and lustrous.  Approximately 3.5 x 3x 2 cm.  Minor Styrofoam on base.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-350

OKN-350    Smithsonite and Quartz      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  An uncommon combination for Tsumeb.  This one measures 4.2 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm, is somewhat domical, and is very aesthetic.  Backside has one small area with no crystals but it looks natural not damaged.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-961

OKM-961    Smithsonite    Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  2.5 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm crystal group.  No damage.  Nice example with good luster and excellent form.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-962

OKM-962    Smithsonite    Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  2.2 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm crystal group of an attractive pink color.  No damage, and very large crystal for the location.  Nice example with good luster and excellent form.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-792

OKL-792      Smithsonite     Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  Nice large displayable crystals to 1.6 cm each.  Transparent, and light tan colored.  3.2 x 2 x 1.7 cm.  One crystal is incomplete but it still displays very well.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-793

OKL-793      Smithsonite     Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  Large blocky crystals to over 2 cm each compose this 3 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm matrix grouping.  Somewhat dirty looking, translucent crystals.  Mounted in a perky box.   $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-794

OKL-794      Smithsonite     Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  2.3 x 2 x 1.8 cm group with large (to 2 cm) double terminated transparent crystals.  Very well formed, complete all around.  Mounted in a perky box.  Exceptional thumbnail sized piece for this material.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-944

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OKM-944      Smithsonite     Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  Gorgeous tan colored crystals in an aesthetic grouping measuring 2.8 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm overall.  No visible contacts, mounted in a perky box.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-043

OKN-043      Smithsonite     Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Nice transparent crystals to 1.4 cm each in two generations...small, second generation crystals on the larger first generation ones.  3.8 x 3.8 x 2 cm.  Very nice pink color with excellent transparency/ translucence.  One micro cleave that is invisible without magnification.  $130

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-979

OKN-979    Cobaltosmithsonite     Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Attractive, transparent smithsonites in some cases up to almost a cm each (probably averaging more like a half cm each), scattered everywhere on this 7.4 x 7.2 x 6 cm piece.  No damage, views well form any direction.  Crystals have very fine luster while the overgrowths (likely also smithsonite) do not.  $650

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-775

OKL-775     Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  An attractive single crystal of this elongated form unique to Tsumeb.  It is totally transparent 1.8 x .5 x .5 cm and has zero damage.  No distracting contacts, discoloration, etc.  Excellent example.  Unmounted in a perky box.  $140

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-776

OKL-776     Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  An attractive single crystal of this elongated form unique to Tsumeb.  It is totally transparent 1.7 x .6 x .5 cm and has zero damage.  No distracting contacts, discoloration, etc.  Excellent example.  Mounted in a perky box.  $160

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-777

OKL-777     Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  An attractive divergent aggregation of crystals of this elongated form unique to Tsumeb.  It is totally transparent except for its base.  3.1 x 1.2 x 1 cm and has zero damage.  No distracting contacts, discoloration, etc.  Excellent example.  Exceptional quality.  Base could be trimmed for length (to make it 2.5 cm) to make it eligible for competition. $500

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-749

OKL-749    Cobaltoan Smithsonite Stalactite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia. Ex. Thomas G Fowler Collection. Small, 4.1 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm, stalactite with translucent to transparent crystals to 1.1 cm each. A small damaged spot on the tip that is not distracting. It can go for $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-750

OKL-750    Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia. Ex. Thomas G Fowler Collection. Clear crystals with a very thin light gray phantom in each. Crystals to a cm each. Minor cerussite on edge. 4.8 x 4 x 3.7 cm. One tiny damaged spot will need to be searched out to be noticed. Good example of uncommon crystals lacking color. $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-751

OKL-751    Smithsonite and Quartz        Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia. Ex. Thomas G Fowler Collection. A nice damage free example with rare clear crystals and exceptionally rare QUARTZ. Yellow staining on quartz makes it looks like mimetite at a quick glance. It’s hard to believe that quartz is much rarer from Tsumeb! $225

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-752

OKL-752    Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia. Ex. Thomas G Fowler Collection. Clear/ translucent crystals having a gray cast due to matrix and inclusions. Crystals to a cm each. 4.8 x 4.3 x 2.8 cm. No damage. $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-753

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OKL-753    Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia. Ex. Thomas G Fowler Collection. Clear crystals with a very thin yellow inclusions and coatings in places. Crystals to 1.3 cm each. 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm. Damage free. $150

 

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