Dims: 2.3 x 1.7 x 1.0" (5.8 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm)
Wt: 1.46 oz. (41.5 g)
This small hand specimen consists almost entirely of a thin, reniform crust of Smithsonite. The crust is made up of scores of small intergrown Smithsonite nodules, and is in excellent condition, showing only a very small amount of fresh damage. Its form is quite good, as all of the nodules therein have a diameter between 0.2 and 0.4" (0.5 and 1.0 cm). It has a lovely pink color (though a small portion is somewhat rust-stained) and a beautiful bright waxy-to-pearly luster that makes me think of melted wax. Only a small amount of host rock is present- it appears to be made of goethite or limonite.