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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.
Smithsonite -very fine Moroccan
stock #19.1-374
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oriental Region, Morocco
10.6 x 7.3 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $2750


Large cabinet specimen of well crystallized and very lustrous Smithsonite from the Touissit Mine (Morrocco). The crystals are transparent and when magnified many show color zoning and phantom of a reddish core. Botryoidal and "finger" growths are fully covered by sharp, bright crystals. The color is a light green-blue hue and contrasts nicely with the reddish matrix. In fine condition, Smithsonite from this locale have never been very common (the mine has been closed for decades) and now top pieces are quite rare. This is a sizable display specimen with excellent impact, a fine addition to any serious Smithsonite suite or Moroccan collection.
Smithsonite -two toned yellow to green
stock #18.1-686
Xiafu, Zhoaping Co. Henzoh Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
5.1 x 3.4 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $240
Spring 2019

A wet looking luster on this botryoidal Smithsonite with the so-called Cadmium color. From the find in 2016 in Guangxi, China, this is an attractive large miniature with two colors and two different textures. In excellent condition the display side of this has no bruises or issues. These were originally sold as a Cadmium Smithsonite due to the color but later testing shows little to no Cadmium. Still a great color for Smithsonite no matter the source.
Smithsonite with Aurichalcite, Calcite
stock #8.AE-618
79 Mine, Hayden, Banner District, Gila County
Arizona, United States
5.5 x 4.8 x 2.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Spring 2019

Bright green rounded crystals of Smithsonite are clustered on botryoidal mounds over the face of this matrix. Wet luster and fine form with a distinctive hue, a choice older 79 Mine Specimen. This has zones of accicular Aurichalcite crystals and Calcite that add contrast and interest. In excellent condition and a very colorful Arizona Smithsonite. Even better in person.
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