Dims: 2.5" x 1.5" x 1.3"(6.4 x 3.8 x 3.3 cm)
Wt: 4.36 oz.(123.6 g)
79 Mine, Hayden, Gila County, Arizona, U.S.A.
This lovely green crust contains the most transparent botryoidal Smithsonite that I have ever seen. Its color is grass-green with a hint of yellow, and has the obligatory silky, "melted wax" luster, but is dimly transparent, enough so that the base rock seems to affect the crust's coloration. The base rock itself seems to be made up of finely-grained Smithsonite globules that are packed together, giving it a range of color from gray to brown to a greenish-yellow, with the consistency of sandstone. The crust is very shiny, shinier than many formations of this mineral that I have seen.