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Smithsonite

$1,500.00   €1,281  £1,090.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC2440
A must for the Smithsonite collector, or collector of classic British minerals for that matter.  A large and dense top-polished bed of yellow Smithsonite from the little known Farnberry mine on Alston Moor in east Cumbria.  Here a crosscut level intersects the Farnberry Old Vein which produced five mineral species.  The Smithsonite is up to 2 cm thick covering a plate of hard and dense dark tan matrix, itself pervaded with drusy botryoidal Smithsonite lining small vugs within the specimen.  The surface has been beautifully polished and displays a good and even buttercup pale lemon yellow colour.  Specimens from this locality are not often seen and especially in this size, making this a classic North of England Smithsonite.

Details

Dimensions
10.0 × 9.0 × 3.6 cm
Categories
Ex. Academy Of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Classic Minerals
Locality
Farnberry Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Smithsonite

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