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PostPosted: Aug 15, 2017 22:53    Post subject: Where is it from?  

I have a specimen of Smithsonite that I have had for many years and I think that it is from the Kelly Mine in New Mexico. It is blue-green and has small vesicles and I would to like to PLEASE have some assistance in establishing a location if possible. Notice I said the magic word, Gail and Heimo ;-)


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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2017 02:06    Post subject: Re: Where is it from?  

Don Lum wrote:
I have a specimen of Smithsonite that I have had for many years and I think that it is from the Kelly Mine in New Mexico. It is blue-green and has small vesicles and I would to like to PLEASE have some assistance in establishing a location if possible. Notice I said the magic word, Gail and Heimo ;-)


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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2017 08:52    Post subject: Re: Where is it from?  

Hi, Don,
I believe your specimen is actually chalcedony colored by Cu--most call it gem silica, or chrysocolla, and it is from the Miami-Globe area in Arizona. You probably visited it during one of your Tucson shows? The area is about 100 miles north of Tucson and is a prolific Cu producing area with numerous porphyry copper producing areas. It may also be from the Ray mine area, but I do think Miami-Globe is a better guess (Live Oak-Inspiration mine area) based on the matrix. I hope that helps you and thanks for submitting! I love seeing the older specimens.
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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2017 08:59    Post subject: Re: Where is it from?  

Tony L. Potucek wrote:
Hi, Don,
I believe your specimen is actually chalcedony colored by Cu--most call it gem silica, or chrysocolla, and it is from the Miami-Globe area in Arizona. You probably visited it during one of your Tucson shows? The area is about 100 miles north of Tucson and is a prolific Cu producing area with numerous porphyry copper producing areas. It may also be from the Ray mine area, but I do think Miami-Globe is a better guess (Live Oak-Inspiration mine area) based on the matrix. I hope that helps you and thanks for submitting! I love seeing the older specimens.
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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2017 10:02    Post subject: Re: Where is it from?  

Tony L. Potucek wrote:
Hi, Don,
I believe your specimen is actually chalcedony colored by Cu--most call it gem silica, or chrysocolla, and it is from the Miami-Globe area in Arizona. You probably visited it during one of your Tucson shows? The area is about 100 miles north of Tucson and is a prolific Cu producing area with numerous porphyry copper producing areas. It may also be from the Ray mine area, but I do think Miami-Globe is a better guess (Live Oak-Inspiration mine area) based on the matrix. I hope that helps you and thanks for submitting! I love seeing the older specimens.
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Thank you very much, Tony. I appreciate your help. I have not been to the Miami-Globe area.

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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2017 10:04    Post subject: Re: Where is it from?  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
Tony L. Potucek wrote:
Hi, Don,
I believe your specimen is actually chalcedony colored by Cu--most call it gem silica, or chrysocolla, and it is from the Miami-Globe area in Arizona. You probably visited it during one of your Tucson shows? The area is about 100 miles north of Tucson and is a prolific Cu producing area with numerous porphyry copper producing areas. It may also be from the Ray mine area, but I do think Miami-Globe is a better guess (Live Oak-Inspiration mine area) based on the matrix. I hope that helps you and thanks for submitting! I love seeing the older specimens.
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Thank you for the second time this morning, Jordi. I appreciate your help

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