San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Aquiles Serdan
9.5 x 7.4 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
new year 2021
A superb Smithsonite from the San Antonio Mine at Santa Eulalia, Mexico. An older specimen that ranks among the best for the locality. This could easily be mistaken for a fine Kelly Mine Smithsonite as the vivid color and silky chatoyance on the Smithsonite is a perfect match. The only clear differences from a Kelly piece is the matrix which on this specimen is mixture of Gossan with blebs of Smithsonite. It is also far less expensive than usual for a Kelly of this quality. Simply beautiful and even better in person, the luster and deep color are exceptional from this locale. A great addition to any Mexican collection or Smithsonite suite.
A striking color zoned Calcite from the San Antonia Mine, Santa Eulalia. This was mined about 20 years ago, and shows two generations of Calcite with different habits. Brilliant red color and with bright luster, the red is most likely from Hematite. The display face is in excellent undamaged condition, the only damage is along the outer edges where it was removed but even that is minimal. A distinctive, colorful Mexican piece that is much more impressive in person.