Smithsonite ps. Calcite
Level 8, San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Aquiles Serdan, Chihuahua, Mexico
Cabinet, 12.7 x 8.5 x 5.2 cm
Ex. David Stoudt
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Smithsonite from Mexico showing this kind of elongated and scalenohedral habit is unique and interesting because it is actually a complete replacement of calcite crystals, so the piece is now a quite heavy smithsonite specimen even though it may look like a calcite at first glance. this one is fairly colorful, most being more dull or earthy. It is from a really nice find collected in May of 2013 and brought out by Dennis Beals at the time. Complete, with sharp crystals to 2 cm, this was part of the Mexican suite of the Stoudt collection.