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Mineral Specimen #5293    Yellow Smithsonite with Greenockite

Wenshan, Yunan Province, China

Rounded Smithsonite which is yellow in color with a hint of orange. Like yellow Smithsonite from other locations, the color is likely due to micro inclusions of Cadmium likely in the form of Greenockite. One piece of evidence for this assumption is indicated by how bright the yellow is when photographed with a digital camera which necessitates decreasing the saturation in the photos to realistically portray the specimen. This has been the same case with yellow Smithsonite with included Greenockite from Arkansas, Mexico and Ireland. There are places which have a thin layer of a yellow/orange colored material - this is likely Greenockite. The yellow is only a thin layer below which are layers of Smithsonite which are light, olive green color and below that, white.

Condition: Fairly Good

Flaws: The outer layer of yellow colored Smithsonite has some small, chipped areas and the underlying white colored Smithsonite is visible. There are also some healed cracks in the yellow, outer layers.

7.7 x 6.3 x 3.8 cm

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This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From China | Carbonates | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From China | Carbonates | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars