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Smithsonite (Var: Cuprian Smithsonite)


Smithsonite (Var: Cuprian Smithsonite)
minID: 18E-T1T

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Dimensions: 6.2 cm x 4.7 cm x 3.8 cm

On a matrix of silicified, white, limestone, is emplaced a crust of very lustrous, translucent, bright apple green, botryoids of cupro-smithsonite, to 1.2 cm across. The high luster and glowing color make this specimen elegant. The specimen’s quality and rarity make it valuable but it happens also to be quite beautiful and green smithsonite is very rare in the world, and from the USA in particular. Found in the late 1980s 6.2 x 4.7 x 3.8 cm





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Photo added: 5th Oct 2006

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