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7 specimens listed
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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.
Olivenite, Conichalcite and Azurite
stock #20.1-097
Christiana Mine, Lavrion District mines, Lavreatiki
Attiki Prefecture Laurion District, Greece
3.5 x 3.1 x 2.4 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $340
Spring 2020

Olivenite in very well formed free standing crystals and radiating clusters are well protected in a colorful vug. The cavity is lined with bright blue Azurite prisms and surrounded by light green Conichalcite in discrete balls. In excellent condition, there is no damage found even with high magnification, and the color contrast is vivid. From the ancient locality of Laviron, one of the oldest known mining regions of Europe, this is a recently found (2012) specimen from the collection of Chris Spiromitros. Very impressive under magnification but also attractive as a small miniature display piece.
Smithsonite -Botryoidal, classic locale
stock #14.1-336
Lavrion
Attiki Prefecture Laurion District, Greece
5.7 x 3 x 2.6 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $240
Late Summer 2018

A choice Greek Smithsonite with deep color, bright luster and excellent form. In undamaged condition as seen, the fingers and globs of Smithsonite rise from a contrasting gossan matrix. This is from one of the oldest mineral localities on the planet, and is an attractive example of the orange-brown color. Nice sparkle in person.
Smithsonite -historic blue green nodule
stock #AX-35-112-(1095)
Lavrion
Attiki Prefecture Laurion District, Greece
7.5 x 5.1 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $320
Spring 2017

From the noted collection of Wallace Gould Levison, purchased by him in 1893 from an even older collection obtained by HG Diserow, seemingly pre 1870. Classic translucent Smithsonite from Laurium with fine blue green color, sawn and lightly polished. A photocopy of Levisons handwritten catalog entry page for this specimen is supplied with the piece. Levison was an important Victorian era US collector, inventor (first patent for a movie camera, UV mineral systems etc.) and prolific author.
Aragonite - crystallized, with Copper coloring
stock #7.AE-272
Lavrion
Attiki Prefecture Laurion District, Greece
7.9 x 6 x 3.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $250
Winter 2016-17

Aragonite with a classic Copper blue-green coloring from the classic locality of Lavrion. Well-crystallized and esthetic. This can be backlit for a dramatic effect. Minor chipping of some terminations is not easy to notice from most display angles, but it also keeps the price lower for such a nice display specimen.
Cuprian Adamite
stock #AX-9-097
Kamareza, Lavrion Mines,
Attiki Prefecture Laurion District, Greece
9.1 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Spring 2013

From one of the earth's oldest mineral localities this is a pretty, bright color densely crystallized plate of Cuprian Adamite. In outstanding condition, this thin plate hosts hundreds of perfect crystals. With 10x magification I can find only 2 tiny bumps. A classic locality piece with top color.
Serpierite with Ktenasite
stock #8 GRC-1006
Kamereza Mines, Aglos Konstantinos
Attiki Prefecture Laurion District, Greece
10.7 x 7 CM (cabinet)
price: $200


A bright, sparkling and very 3 dimensional piece of these two rare minerals from the classic locality of Laurion. Excellent coverage and color. Serpierite is a sky blue hydrated sulfate and the mid member of the Deviline and Rapidcreekite series. It is nice to have a rare mineral that is also cabinet sized and pretty since this is usually available just as micro specimens!
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