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RM444   Smithsonite with rosasite

Silver Hill mine group, Waterman Mts., Silver Hill, Pima Co., Arizona, United States

It is a brilliant smithsonite specimen from a mine not well represented and very uncommon in the collections, including the American collections. These zinc carbonate crystals show a polysynthetic growths of rhombohedrons, color between white to colorless, with a strong pearlescent luster and forming botryoidal aggregates. They are accompanied by blue-green rosasite, in spherical aggregates.
This specimen
is interesting for different reasons. The accompanying old label belongs to the Antigua Casa (former house) Soler Pujol of Barcelona, ​​known for its collections relating to the natural history sciences. We add to its history that this specimen was in the collection of Mr. Lluís Daunis, also from Barcelona. An old specimen from a interesting American locality.


Size: 7,3 x 5,5 x 3,5 cm.
Main crystal: 1 x 1 mm.
Found in ca 1960.

Ex-col. Daunis.


 
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