Dims: 2.0 x 1.4 x 1.1" (5.1 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm)
Wt: 2.67 oz. (75.6 g)
Kelly Mine, New Mexico, U.S.A.
This small hand specimen consists of a partial Smithsonite crust that almost completely covers a thin vein of dull, gray-white Smithsonite. The crust is about 0.2" (5 mm) thick and shows a lovely aqua-blue color with strong hints of green in some areas and a slightly dull, silky luster that makes me think of melted wax. The crust is easily translucent and nearly -but not quite- transparent, and shows an excellent botryoidal habit. It is broken along its edges and damaged on its surface in one or two places.