Here we have a wide opened vug lined with numerous pale olive coloured Hopeite crystals from the well known Broken Hill Mine (Kabwe Mine) of Kabwe in Zambia. This is a superb, really top-quality small cab of this extremely rare zinc phosphate species, from the premier locality. It occurs only in half a dozen places on earth, but here the crystals are biggest and best. This particular specimen is composed of a pleasing and sculptural arrangement of squat and slightly sheaf-like crystals. For the size, and for aesthetics, it would be hard to beat. Generally, as a side note, most of this material dates to the 1960s or prior (the mine was open from 1906 till 1989) .