Dims: 2.4x1.7x0.9" (6.0x4.3x2.3 cm)
Wt: 3.0 oz. (84.2g)
Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
This is a lovely pink hand specimen of smithsonite as a crust (several mm thick) over some kind of matrix. On one side of the specimen, the pink color shades towards purple, but it does not quite get there. The melted-wax luster and play of light is excellent. I do not detect any damage, other than around the edges and an area where the smithsonite has apparently broken off. There are some small areas coated with a very thin crust of calcite.