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Carbonates

Smithsonite

$600.00   €510  £460.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20253
Deep apple-green Smithsonite, in the habit of micro-sucrosic crystals, forms a most pleasing hillocky, botryoidal specimen from the Lavrion District Mines in the Attik√≠ (Attica) Prefecture of Greece.  The likely origin is that of one of the major mines in (and beneath) the village of Kamariza, now named Agios Konstantinos.  In ancient Greece, this area was known as Maroneia and had become an important mining area even then.  On the underside of the specimen the Smithsonite grades to a light mustard-yellow and reveals a translucent and glassy colourless interior with black metallic disseminated inclusions, probably Sphalerite.  A choice Smithsonite of a rather mouth-watering acidic apple-green.

Details

Dimensions
5.4 × 4.3 × 2.8 cm
Categories
Carbonates
Locality
Lavrion District Mines, Lavrion District, Attikí Prefecture, Greece

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Smithsonite

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