• SMITHSONITE
  • SMITHSONITE
  • SMITHSONITE
  • SMITHSONITE
  • SMITHSONITE
Gallery

SMITHSONITE

$3,000.00   €2,707  £2,320.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC13587
A most pleasing silky, undulating carpet of sour-apple green Smithsonite completely hiding the underlying light grey andesitic matrix.  The Smithsonite forms a thick layer of intergrown mamillary crystals, all with a satin to silky lustre.  In transmitted light, the Smithsonite appears a tangy-lime green.  This specimen is from the famed 79 Mine in Gila County (formerly  Pinal County), Arizona, USA, a compact polymetallic orebody which produced metals such as silver, gold and antimony in addition to lead, copper and zinc.  This is a terrific specimen and of stunning colour from this most famous of Arizona localities.

Details

Dimensions
7.8 × 5.2 × 4.0 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Classic Minerals
Locality
79 Mine, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Smithsonite

Related Mineral Specimens

Smithsonite
$7,500
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia
A fine display of prismatic habit with step pyramidal terminated Smithsonite crystals measuring to...
Smithsonite
$1,250
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia
Very lustrous intergrown druse of sparkling Smithsonite crystals covers the display area of the...
SMITHSONITE
$350
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia
A knobbly stalactite of sparkling druse Smithsonite with a green to brown colour from included...
Smithsonite
$4,000
 Choix, Mun. De Choix, Chihuahua, Mexico, North America
A particularly pleasing specimen of botryoidal translucent pink Smithsonite from the classic Choix...