Dims: 1.8x1.1x1.4" (4.7x2.9x3.5 cm)
Wt: 2.5 oz. (70.5g)
Choix, Sinola, Mexico
This rather cute little smithsonite specimen is a pale lavendar color. It is a crust over an odly shaped host rock, giving it an interesting three-dimensional appearance. It has the standard melted-wax luster of smithsonite, and shows a faint irridescence. What I first thought was separation damage at the top of the crystal is not. Under a loupe, this is an area of incomplete growth, with all natural terminations. There are two small fragments of another crystal attached to this one, and THIS crystal fragment is clearly damaged.