A choice small cabinet Smithsonite made of purple and pink botryoidal layers over a green core. There is minimal matrix. From the now defunct Choix locale, this has a fine color and luster that is much better in person. In undamaged condition, these Smithsonites are no longer being found. A modern classic locale, better specimens like this really do stand out and are a good value.
Choix, Municipio de Choix
4.3 x 3.8 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
Bright pink Smithsonite in a bubbly habit with no adhering matrix. Fine color and luster in an attractive shell-like cast structure. From the long known prospects at Choix, Simaloa, Mexico. Sadly this locality has had many problems and has stopped producing due to cartel violence. The bright colored Smithsonites from here are now highly regarded as fine specimens.