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RM2127   Smithsonite

Argay├│n mine, Robriguero, Pe├▒amellera Baja, Asturias, Spain

Stalactitic to botryoidal aggregates of smithsonite of yellowish tone, partially covered by a second generation of the same species, colorless to white. This mine is located in the Magdalena concession, near Robriguero, with gallery and open pit works. The mine was worked until 1924 to obtain calamine and some galena. Nowadays it is very difficult to find samples.


Size: 6.2 x 6 x 5.2 cm.

 
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