Cabinet, 11.1 x 5.4 x 4.2 cm
Refugio Mine, Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico

This beautiful rounded knoll of pastel pink smithsonite with a chatoyant and silky luster is characteristic of this style and has to be seen in person to appreciate fully. This is a 3-dimensional piece that displays well both horizontally and vertically. From the most significant collection of now-closed Refugio specimens: the Kerry Cooper collection of smithsonite, which was sold to us earlier this year. Joe Budd Photos.