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SMITHSONITE Mineral specimen GREEN Blue Mexico 40mm 316 grams MIN4

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Description

Smithsonite from Mexico - a gorgeous specimen of green and blue smithsonite from the famous El Refugio Mine, at Choix, SInaloa, Mexico, a locality that is now depleted and closed. Specimens from this mine will become increasingly rare and valuable in coming years.

Much of the smithsonite from El Refugio is in the form of colorful, but thin crusts on rock. Occasionally the material is thick enough to cut spectacular, translucent cabochons. The smithsonite on this specimen is botryoidal, compact and and 4 cm (about 1-1/2") thick, which would be more than sufficient to cut numerous stones. Thick veins of strongly colored smithsonite have never been abundant and this specimen is a fine example of potentially gemmy material.

The specimen measures 8.5 cm long, 5.5 cm wide and 4.0 cm thick, and weighs 316 grams.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(6)
Reviewed by Julianna S.
Buyer photo Julianna S., who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for iPhone.
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 5, 2018
Beautiful! Heavy and nice! Wonderful specimen
SMITHSONITE PINK Mineral Specimen Choix Mexico 105 grams MIN11

Reviewed by sally dyer
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 12, 2017
I wonderful piece of smithsonite, very happy with my purchase and the shop I got it from. Thank you
SMITHSONITE Mineral Specimen BLUE Choix Mexico 110grams MIN10

Reviewed by benderr2
5 out of 5 stars
Aug 16, 2016
very colorful specimen. My first smithsonite so far! happy to have it in my collection.
SMITHSONITE BLUE-GREEN Mineral Specimen Sinaloa Mexico 26.5 grams MIN15

Reviewed by Kirk Salanga
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 2, 2016
A most beautiful piece as described. Exquisite craftmanship. Shipped on time. Loved the whole process.
VINTAGE JADE HORSE Carving SIberian Nephrite 1970s C1

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SMITHSONITE Mineral specimen GREEN Blue Mexico 40mm 316 grams MIN4

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Overview

  • Vintage Supply
  • Materials: smithsonite, mineral, Mexican mineral, Sinaloa mineral, blue smithsonite, green smithsonite, cuttable smithsonite, specimen, collectible, cuttable mineral, gem rough, gemstone, crystals
  • Feedback: 6 reviews
  • Favorited by: 21 people
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