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Mineral Specimen #5089    Legrandite on Smithsonite

Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico

Ex. Gregory, Bottley & Co. (1926-1981)

Zn2AsO4(OH)·H2O

Lustrous crystals of well formed Legrandite on a bed of Smithsonite. The Legrandite is a yellow/orange color which is a little different coloration than the yellow usually seen for the species, but not unknown. There are radiating clusters of crystals on the top of the specimen. The Smithsonite is white underneath of a orange to tan colored upper layer (there may be a secondary mineral present). The specimen has been hot glued onto a styrofoam pedestal on an acrylic base to maximize the appearance (we did not do this, it is how it was purchased). Interestingly, it has a Gregory and Bottley label which means it has traveled from North America to Europe and back. The date range on the specimen is the time period Gregory and Bottley was located at the address on the label.

Condition: Good

Flaws: There is a broken crystal next to the largest spray of crystals on the top of the specimen. There are two broken crystals on the side of the specimen.

3.2 x 3.3 x 1.6 cm

$400 / Reserved

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Mexico | Arsenates | Carbonates | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 300 and 499 Dollars
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Mexico | Arsenates | Carbonates | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 300 and 499 Dollars