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Mineral Specimen #4020    Smithsonite with Barite on Druze Quartz

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

Ex. Steve Pullman

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.


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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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