Smithsonite from Silver Hill Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA

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C408 - Smithsonite $ 1200 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Silver Hill Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Smithsonite from Silver Hill Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c408a.jpg] Smithsonite from Silver Hill Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c408b.jpg] Smithsonite from Silver Hill Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c408c.jpg]

Layer of transluscent, vivid blue/green Smithsonite over a dark brown matrix. A label accompanying the specimen from Mark Hay, noted Arizona collector and dealer states that this is the best color he has ever seen for a Silver Hill Smithsonite. Typically, Smithsonite from this location is white in scattered small crystals. Reportedly only 2 pieces like this were ever found. Ex. David Shannon collection. This competition quality specimen is a unique, one of a kind example from an obscure Arizona locality.



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