• Smithsonite
  • Smithsonite
  • Smithsonite
Carbonates

Smithsonite

$1,600.00   €1,341  £1,210.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19037
This flattened dome of deep bluish-sea-green Smithsonite is from the ancient mining district around the small town of Kamariza on the Attica Peninsula of Greece.  The principle mines are the Christiana, Serpieri, Hilarion, and Jean-Baptiste mine, but due to their incredible underground complexity and plethora of shafts and adits, the exact mine is quite honestly not known!  Completely enveloping a naturally etched, almost circular matrix of grey-orange Calcite, The Smithsonite forms a solid micro-botryoidal crust of variable shades of sea-green with the tiny individual crystals producing an overall glittering effect.  This is a beautiful and very fine miniature from this historic mining district.  Mining here dates to the classical Greek period which were first exploited around 3,200 BC, although this specimen is probably late twentieth century.

Details

Dimensions
5.3 × 5.8 × 2.3 cm
Categories
Carbonates
Locality
Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District Mines, Attiki Prefecture, Greece, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Smithsonite

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