Smithsonite, Aurichalcite
Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Miniature, 4.4 x 3.4 x 3.0 cm
Ex. Jaime Bird
"Rice-grain" smithsonite crystals on aurichalcite are amongst the most desirable combination specimens from the Kelly Mine. Gemmy, tiny, rice-grain smithsonite crystals are lavishly scattered on the gorgeous, powder-blue, banded, botryoidal aurichalcite lining the striking vug in gossan matrix. A very fine miniature from this locale. Ex. Jaime Bird Collection.