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Smithsonite - (Ref: 18.1-682)

Xiafu, Zhoaping Co. Henzoh Prefecture, Guangxi Province, China
78mm x 64mm x 43mm
minID: FF8-856
A colorful and very well formed knob of botryoidal Smithsonite with good yellow color. Choice and three dimensional, this looks great from most any angle. Except at the base where this was removed, there is no damage or bruises on any surface. The satiny luster is especially rich. These have been marketed as "Cadmium" Smithsonite but there have been some different analysis that conflicts with this and some claim that none of the yellow Smithsonites from any deposit owe their color to Cadmium. I suspect the truth is someplace in the middle. I do not know if Cadmium is involved in this specimen or this find but this is the sought after "Cadmium'" color. Excellent eye appeal and overall esthetics, no matter the color source. An excellent value for one of these complete knobs which are quite uncommon and priced far higher when available.
Data last checked on 20th Sep 2022 - specimen may no longer be available

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See Also

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80mm x 80mm x 30mm
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60mm x 40mm x 20mm
Smithsonite -two toned yellow to green
Xiafu, Zhoaping Co. Henzoh Prefecture, Guangxi Province, China
51mm x 34mm x 29mm
Cadmian Smithsonite on and replacing Calcite
Weinan, near Wenshan, Yunnan Province, China
60mm x 60mm x 30mm
near Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
60mm x 60mm x 40mm
Smithsonite with Calcite
Kelly Mine, Magdalena, New Mexico, United States
88mm x 63mm x 30mm
Glove mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
90mm x 80mm x 70mm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
130mm x 120mm x 60mm
Smithsonite on Willemite
Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia (Not Tsumeb!)
30mm x 20mm x 20mm
Tsumeb, Namibia
90mm x 70mm x 40mm
Smithsonite var. Cobaltian
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60mm x 40mm x 30mm
Cobaltian Smithsonite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
50mm x 30mm x 20mm
Smithsonite var. Cobaltoan Smithsonite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
40mm x 20mm x 20mm
Smithsonite - gemmy scalenohedral crystals
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
70mm x 60mm x 29mm
Greenockite included Smithsonite
Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
30mm x 20mm x 10mm
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