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Carbonates

Smithsonite

$350.00   €297  £250.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21889
This nicely crystallised small miniature Smithsonite from the Broken Hill mining district in New South Wales, Australia, displays two generations of crystal growth, a habit infrequently seen in specimens from this most famous of localities.  Composed entirely of what is commonly termed ant egg or rice grain Smithsonite crystals of pale translucent grey, form a highly porous network of intergrown crystals.  These have been subjected to a second phase of crystallisation where tiny, spiky Smithsonites have overgrown the first generation giving a hedgehog appearance to each.  This specimen comes with a Gregory, Bottley & Lloyd (13 Seagrave Road, London) label.

Details

Dimensions
4.4 × 3.8 × 2.5 cm
Categories
Carbonates
Locality
Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Smithsonite

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