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Smithsonite with Hemimorphite
stock #0770-JM-4361
Hidden Treasure Mine,Oquirrh Mts. Tooele County
Utah, United States
7.8 x 6.7 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $490


Choice old Smithsonite with botryoidal blue-green surface sprinkled with lustrous small Hemimorphite crystals. Ex. John Marshall collection, a fine piece from the Hidden Treasure Mine (Utah); this is more than 40 years old. The matrix is especially nice as it shows the unusual layered stacking of Smithsonite and has spaces between each layer. The Hidden Treasure Mine is just that, - A less well-known or hidden treasure which has produced some fantastic specimens.

Smithsonite - gemmy phantom crystals
stock #16.1-309
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
3.9 x 2.5 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $580


Very attractive and very unusual Smithsonite from Tsumeb. These rhomb crystals are clustered but still well isolated, transparent and mostly colorless. However the incredible detail is these have an orange core, a distinct phantom that is clearly seen inside many of the crystals. In fine condition, this would be a nice addition to any Tsumeb or Smithsonite suite, it is really different. The Smithsonite is perched on a Sulphide matrix with etched Galena and some Pyrite forming a solid base.

Smithsonite - well-crystallized
stock #17.1-070
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
3.7 x 3.6 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $280


Small miniature of well-formed, transparent elongated Smithsonite crystals from the great Tsumeb Mine. Remarkably this delicate specimen is perfect, no damage seen even under good magnification. In person these are very glassy and have a faint hint of yellow color, and at some angles the reddish matrix seen through the crystals gives a pink hue. I would call this close to colorless. Tsumeb was the source of so many colors, habits and associations for Smithsonite. This piece is really esthetic, it has a little Galena on the back side but the front is all nice Smithsonite.

Smithsonite
stock #17.1-614
Choix, Municipio de Choix
Sinaloa, Mexico
6.2 x 3.9 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $180
Spring 2020

"Wet-look" luster on bubble-gum pink Smithsonite from Choix. In undamaged condition, this is from the early finds made by Benny Fenn. This locality in Sinaloa is not currently producing, it has however in the past yielded many great colors and forms of Smithsonite. This is a good clean small cabinet size that shows the color and habit well. A thick layer with nice luster shows the inner structure on the edges.

Smithsonite - classic locale, ex Pennypacker
stock #0860-JM-3840
Lavrion
Attiki Prefecture Laurion District, Greece
9.7 x 8.3 x 4.7 (cabinet)
price: $950
Spring 2020

A choice vintage classic specimen. Very rich layered green and blue Smithsonite from the ancient locality of Laviron. Ex Charles Pennypacker (1845-1911) his label has priced this for sale over 100 years ago for 1.00, this was a very expensive specimen offered before 1909. This also has labels from Phil Scalisi and John Marshall collections. The Marshall collection card indicates he traded a specimen and a gold Krugerand (the coin is currently worth over 1700.00) to Scalisi for this piece. Very esthetic and complex surfaces with some adhering red matrix that adds some nice contrast.

Smithsonite -"sky blue"
stock #10.1-284
Choix, Municipio de Choix
Sinaloa, Mexico
8.3 x 4.8 x 2.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $260


The Choix locality at one time produced a rainbow of various colored Smithsonite. The "sky blue" was one of the more rare colors, while the green blue was the most common. The area is no longer being worked and these have become more prized in the past few years, yet are still far less expensive than most other localities. This is a vibrant and deeply colored example with very nice texture and luster, it is in excellent condition as well. I recently saw a polished cabochon of this material that looked just like a fine gem Silica, the color in person is similar. This will add a rich color to any cabinet or suite of Smithsonite.

Smithsonite-
stock #17.1-600
Choix, Municipio de Choix
Sinaloa, Mexico
5 x 3.2 x 1.4 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $330


Top color, a bright pink Smithsonite from an old find at Choix. This small prospect has been the source of some incredible Smithsonites with remarkable colors. This is a really intense "bubble gum" pink even more vivid in person. The delicate botryoidal form is quite three dimensional on this piece. No longer available the locality has become too dangerous for any mining, and in recent years very few good specimens were found as the locale is more or less played out. Great display impact for the size

Smithsonite -Purple
stock #17.1-598
Choix, Municipio de Choix
Sinaloa, Mexico
4.3 x 3.4 x 1.4 CM (miniature)
price: $260


A purple Smithsonite with distinct botryoidal structure and an elegant sculptural form. Purple is perhaps the rarest Smithsonite color and not known from many other localities. From the early finds by Benny Fenn this is a nice miniature that looks fine from either side. Sadly this locality is no longer working as it is quite dangerous at this time. In excellent condition as seen, a nice addition to any suite of Smithsonite or of Mexican minerals.