Smithsonite, Coronadite
Broken Hill South Mine (BHS Mine), Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Cabinet, 11.2 x 6.8 x 4.3 cm
The bark-like matrix of iron-rich coronadite here is covered with a rich druse of lozenge-shaped, doubly-terminated little light dove-grey crystals of smithsonite. The smithsonites cover the matrix all the way around, and on top and bottom - it was obviously loose in the pocket, allowing the crystals to grow all over it. Classic Broken Hill locality! Ex. William Hiss Collection.