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Smithsonite

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Robert W. E. Neilson March 01, 2012 06:34PM
I am currently attempting to make some rough insurance valuations for my collection. I have some old Mexican and American pieces for which I have no idea of the value and would appreciate it if any one could assist with an opinion. I have had most of these 20-30 years.

These last 2 are probably more locality specimens, one American, one Mexican.

MX_SA01: A pink botryoidal piece from Santa Anita mine, completely detached from matrix. 5-10mm thick and very translucent. Better in person than the photo suggests. Dimensions: 50mm x 40mm x28mm (2" x 1 3/4" x 1 1/8")

US_NM01: turquise green smitsonite on a thin blade of matrix from the Kelly mine. Dimensions: 95mm x 35mm x 18mm (3 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 1/2")

Any assistance much appreciated.

Regards Robbie Neilson
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Rock Currier March 03, 2012 06:10AM
The first one, perhaps $75
The second one probably less than $20
The third piece, the blue Kelly piece perhaps $500

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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Robert W. E. Neilson March 04, 2012 10:57AM
Thankyou Rock, just what I needed.

Robbie Neilson
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Peter Hargis April 24, 2012 08:56PM
I'd like to piggyback on this Smithsonite thread... what about this Kelly Mine Smithsonite - http://www.mindat.org/photo-439889.html ?

Thanks!

"Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain
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Rock Currier April 25, 2012 05:49PM
Peter,
Perhaps $200?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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Steve Hardinger April 25, 2012 11:38PM
Less than $100. The balls are, for the most part, incomplete. The specimen has too much limonite. And Kelly Mine material isn't exactly rare.
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Peter Hargis April 26, 2012 02:42AM
Thanks!

"Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain
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