Smithsonite

$120.00

Availability: 1 in stock

The Kelly mine began operations  around 1883. The mining operations sent huge shipments of lead, zinc, and silver ores to smelters, which helped build America during the industrial westward expansion. The mine is famous for the incredible blue smithsonites it produced. This specimen is missing that cherished luster, and the color is softer than many of its top shelf cousins. Nevertheless it is a great example. Ex Bob Reynolds collection.

Locality: Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico

Composition: lead carbonate

Size:
Dimensions: 5.2 × 3.4 × 2.7 cm
SKU: Geo-4525 Categories: , ,
Dimensions: 5.2 × 3.4 × 2.7 cm