Smithsonite, Greenockite
Gobbler Mine, Joplin Field, Tri-State District, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 5.7 x 3.7 cm
Lustrous botryoids of bladed, reddish-brown smithsonite form an aesthetic, old-time specimen from the Tri-State District of Missouri. This is a solid, two-sided crust of smithsonite and the botryoids on the backside are coated with yellow-tan greenockite. Bruising on some of the botryoids on the front are noted, but are really not very detracting on this fine old-timer, which comes from an UNCOMMON Joplin locality - the Gobbler Mine. Ex. George Elling Collection.