2.3" Botryoidal Green Smithsonite - Hidden Treasure Mine, Utah

This specimen contains botryoidal green smithsonite that was collected from the Hidden Treasure Mine in the Ophir District of Utah, a location that's well known for its zinc and copper mineral deposits.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Smithsonite is known to form in earthy botryoidal masses, sometimes forming grape-like structures. It can be found as a secondary mineral in oxidation zones of zinc ore deposits, in some sedimentary deposits and as an oxidation product of sphalerite. The general chemical formula of smithsonite is ZnCO3, however Fe (iron), Mg (magnesium), Ca (calcium), Cd (cadmium), Cu (copper), and Co (cobalt) can take the place of Zn (zinc). This potential for elemental variation results in smithsonite having the ability to exhibit a wide variety of colors including blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, brown, gray, white and colorless.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Smithsonite
LOCATION
Hidden Treasure Mine, Ophir District, Utah
SIZE
2.3 x 1.4"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#119529