Smithsonite, Psilomelane
Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 2.0 x 1.4 cm
Ex. Ed Ruggiero; Robert Rich
An aesthetic specimen of sharp, lustrous, gemmy, colorless smithsonite crystals to 5 mm partially covering a stalactite of platy psilomelane from Broken Hill, Australia. Old and choice material from the oxidized zone of this world-famous mine. The tip of the stalactite is broken, but it does nicely show the growth banding. Ex Ed Ruggiero Collection, who purchased this piece in May, 1976 from Pala Properties. Ex Robert M. Rich Collection. 5.7 x 2.0 x 1.4 cm