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Mineral Specimen #6531    Smithsonite Pseudomorh after Calcite

Mina San Antonio, East Camp, Santa Eulalia Dist., Mun. de Aquiles Serdan, Chihuahua, Mexico

7.6 x 6 x 4.2 cm
3 x 2.4 x 1.7 in

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Smithsonite has completly replaced a cluster of Calcite crystals. On the top surface of the specimen, the color of the Smithsonite is yellow/orange and varies in intensity with the richest color in the areas which extend the most outward. The color is similar to that of some Turkey Fat Smithsonite and may indicate the presence of Cadmium. On the other side of the specimen, the Smithsonite is off-white in color. Also, on the bottom of the specimen, it can be seen there is a layer of Smithsonite which formed on the surface of the Calcite crystals. Later, the Calcite dissolved and another, inner layer of Smithsonite was deposited.

Condition: Excellent

Flaws: Nothing Appreciable

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

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