Dims: 4.21x3.39x1.77" (10.7x8.6x4.5cm)
Wt: 13.71oz (388.0g)
79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA
I'm trying to decide how to describe the color of this smithsonite specimen. It is a pretty shade of green, and the color is close to a "Granny Smith apple", but that is modified by the botryoidal translucent surface, and it is a bit darker in hue also. It is a pretty color, and this smithsonite coats all crevices and fills some veins on the host rock,covering most of the front and about half of the back of the specimen. On the back, there is a surprise mineral - I do not know what it is, but it is a bright turquoise blue, translucent, and it does not have a well-defined crystal shape. A loupe reveals that there are tiny crystals of this mineral scattered all over the specimen.