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SM394 - Cinnabar crystals on Calcite with Quartz $ 160
Tongren Prefecture, China
miniature - 4.2 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm


Cinnabar crystals on Calcite with Quartz from Tongren Prefecture, China [db_pics/pics/SM394a.jpg] Cinnabar crystals on Calcite with Quartz from Tongren Prefecture, China [db_pics/pics/SM394b.jpg] Cinnabar crystals on Calcite with Quartz from Tongren Prefecture, China [db_pics/pics/SM394c.jpg] Cinnabar crystals on Calcite with Quartz from Tongren Prefecture, China [db_pics/pics/SM394d.jpg]

A 1cm wide group of sharply terminated Cinnabar crystals on white Calcite crystals is seen in the center of this specimen surrounded by yellow, iridescent Quartz crystals. The Cinnabar crystals are also slightly iridescent and have no damage other than very minor edge chipping.


SM395 - Cadmium Smithsonite $ 120
Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 13.4 x 7.0 x 3.7 cm


Cadmium Smithsonite from Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM395a.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM395b.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM395c.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM395d.jpg]

This rare variety of yellow color Smithsonite is known as 'Cadmium Smithsonite'. The element Cadmium gives it this color. These are uncommon at Mapimi and this was the best one out of only a small handful available. It is damage free with only minor contact at the edges where it was separated from matrix. A must for a complete Mapimi suite.



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