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Smithsonite with Calcite
stock #13.1-802
Kelly Mine, Magdalena
New Mexico, United States
8.8 x 6.3 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $1150
Spring 2017

A very pretty, classic Smithsonite from the famed Kelly mine. Nice wet look luster and three dimensional surface. In fine condition, undamaged on the display side, sawn on the back and sits well for display. These have become quite prized over the past few years and this is a particularly good value for this quality. The large knob that protrudes from the concave area is 3.2 CM across and has a few small Calcites on the surface.

Smithsonite on Cerussite - rhomb habit crystals
stock #AX-22-280
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
5.3 x 4.2 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $220
Winter 2016-17

Sharp crystals of Smithsonite cover a matrix of Cerussite with some twinned crystals showing. The Smithsonites are all perfect and undamaged. A nice association the milky-white Smithsonite crystals have nice contrast to the grey Cerussite.

Smithsonite - gemmy scalenohedral crystals
stock #14.1-058
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
7 x 6 x 2.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $1050
Winter 2016-17

Yellow-hued crystals of transparent Smithsonite up to 2.5 cm long are sticking out in all directions on this complex yet esthetic piece. In outstanding condition overall, there is one crystal with a broken termination that will be hidden on most logical display angles. All of the other crystals are quite perfect. Without analysis I am not sure if this should be called Cadmian Smithsonite as many yellow examples are labelled. Choice and attractive.

Smithsonite on Galena
stock #16.1-562
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
4 x 3.3 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $900
Winter 2016-17

Outstanding esthetics, in fine condition a very choice Tsumeb piece. The matrix is the classic type of Tsumeb Galena with small areas of Cerussite best seen with magnification. The Smithsonites contrast nicely with the matrix. Colorless to very pale pink hues on crystals reaching 1.7 cm with fine transparency as well. Displays with great impact despite the small size!

Smithsonite
stock #13.1-377
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
5.4 x 3.8 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $300
Fall 2015

A well-formed Tsumeb Smithsonite with individual crystals up to 1 cm. It has become common to refer to all Smithsonite that is yellow to orange as "Cadmian". However, without an analysis to confirm this may not be correct in all cases. This specimen has not been analyzed but it does have a very good color, form, and will fit well into a Smithsonite or Tsumeb suite.

Smithsonite - well-crystallized
stock #9.1-223
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
7.4 x 5.2 x 3.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
Fall 2015

A good, clean, classic Tsumeb Smithsonite that has fine esthetics. The crystals are fully translucent and have a slight zoning as well. These also have the iridescence inside the prisms that is distinctive for fine Tsumeb Smithsonite. In excellent condition damage-wise, this is a very good value for such a well formed cabinet specimen.

Cuprian Smithsonite on Willemite
stock #15.1-340
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
6.4 x 5.3 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $780
Post Tucson 2015

A very fine Tsumeb specimen with excellent zoned Smithsonite crystals on a contrasting matrix. This flat matrix displays well on both sides, it can be difficult to decide which is the better face to present. The "rear" has a huge stepped, etched Smithsonite crystal that is 2.4 CM across, the front shows several smaller, textbook perfect color-zoned crystals. Very esthetic and in fine condition.

Smithsonite
stock #AX-22-168
San Antonio Mine
Chihuahua, Mexico
5.3 x 3.3 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
Post Tucson 2015

Small but perfect and pretty miniature of crystallized Smithsonite in "rice grain" habit crystals covering the botroidal surfaces. A dusting of tiny Selenite crystals adds some contrast. Remarkably there is not the slightest hint of damage or bruising on this piece. Very nice color, structure and lustre.