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Mineral Specimen #4020    Smithsonite with Barite on Druze Quartz

Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA

9.4 x 7.4 x 5.2 cm
the spheroid deepest in the vug is 1.2 x .9 cm across

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Highly lustrous spheroids of Smithsonite are perched within a vug filled with druze Quartz. The color of the Smithsonite is a subtle, pastel blue/green and he Quartz is gray colored. Also present are a few thin bladed crystals of barite which are a peachy orange/pink color. The Smithsonite spheroids are translucent. There is another spheroid in another vug on the opposite side of the specimen The color of this spheroid is light gray with a hint of blue. It also has a high luster and is translucent. Smithsonite can be found in third area. The color is blue/gray and the luster is also high. There is some damage to this area. Another surface is covered with small, bladed Barite crystals which are stained brown/orange with iron oxides. There is a damaged area in the middle of this area. The specimen is in good condition but one of the spheres is partially broken.


This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From the United States | Carbonates | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From the United States | Carbonates | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars