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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2017 12:00    Post subject: Favourite Smithsonites?  

What are your favourite SMITHSONITE localities and habits? My favourites are:

- Blue/green ones from Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
- Pink ones from El Refugio Mine, Choix, Mun. de Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
- Pink ones from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
- Green ones from 79 Mine, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA



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 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
 Dimensions: Specimen size 7 cm
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My collection
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 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 18 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
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 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
79 Mine, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Gila County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 15 cm (large one in the background)
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Collection Mineralogical Museum Marburg (my photo)
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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2017 13:06    Post subject: Re: Favourite Smithsonites?  

I only own a decent one, setting aside another much more modest from Catalonia, la Selva del Camp, which is only worth for local collectors.

For more photos and details about this specimen just click here.



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 Mineral: Smithsonite
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 Dimensions: 93 mm x 68 mm x 37mm. Largest crystal size: about 10 mm
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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2017 15:42    Post subject: Re: Favourite Smithsonites?  

Carles Millan wrote:
I only own a decent one[...]
This is such a good Tsumeb specimen, Carles, I remember it from your collection thread and I hoped you would contribute it here. Splendid!
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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2017 18:24    Post subject: Re: Favourite Smithsonites?  

More white then how it shows in the picture. Former Les and Paula Presmyk collection. This is the only white one I have ever seen from the 79 Mine. This is also posted in the Trips through the US Arizona page.


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 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
79 Mine, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Gila County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 7.5cm x 4.7cm
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