Smithsonite

Sinkkisälpä, Smithsoniet, Smithsonit, Smitsonita, Smithsonitas, Смитсонит, עברית, 菱亜鉛鉱, 菱鋅礦


Commonly known      rarer (so called collectors stones)      very rare (rarities)      relatively rare organic material


Formulas: Smithsonite: ZnCO3, Cuprian Smithsonite: (Zn,Cu)CO3, Cobaltoan Smithsonite: (Zn,Co)CO3, Cadmian Smithsonite: (Zn,Cd)CO3
Mineral class: carbonates
Crystal system: trigonal
Mohs scale: 4 - 4.5
Density (g/cm3): 4.3 - 4.5
Refractive index: 1.610 - 1.85
Cleavage: very good
Colors: colorless, white, grey, yellow, pink, greenish, blueish, violet, brown
Transparency: translucent - opaque
Luster: vitreous - pearly
UV-Fluorescence: pale green, pale blue, pink
Pleochroism: -
Largest crystal: 10 cm?
Deposits: worldwide
Discovery: 1802
1st Description: 1827?
Name: in honor of the British mineralogist James Smithson (1765 1829)

Smithsonite Mineral

Origin: Tsumcorp Mine / Tsumeb / Otjikoto / Namibia

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Smithsonite Mineral
Smithsonite

Size: 1.67 cm
Weight: 24.83 ct
Origin: Namibia

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Smithsonite Mineral

Size: 5.2 x 3.2 x 3.1 cm

Origin: Tsumeb / Namibia

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Smithsonite Mineral
Smithsonite

Size: 0.8 x 0.6 cm
Weight: 1.42 ct
Origin: Namibia

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Smithsonite-(Cd)

Size: 1.49 cm
Weight: 15.50 ct
Origin: Tsumeb / Namibia

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Smithsonite-(Cd) Mineral

Size: 4.3 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm

Origin: Oronogo Field / Tri-State Distr. / Jasper County / Missouri / USA

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Smithsonite Mineral
Smithsonite-(Cd)

Size: 1.05 x 0.77 cm
Weight: 5.02 ct
Origin: Tsumeb / Namibia

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Smithsonite-(Cd)

Size: 1.41 x 0.98 cm
Weight: 7.18 ct
Origin: Monteponi Mine / Iglesias / Sardinia / Italy

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Smithsonite-(Cd) SW UV

Size: 0.7 x 0.6 x 0.3 cm
Weight: 1.5 ct
Origin: Masua Mine / Iglesias / Sardinia / Italy

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Smithsonite UV

Smithsonite

Size: 0.7 x 0.7 cm
Weight: 1.67 ct
Origin: Masua Mine / Iglesias / Sardinia / Italy

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Smithsonite Mineral

Size: 4.6 x 3.1 x 2.9 cm

Origin: Mt. Aukas (Berg Aukas) / Grootfontein / Namibia

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Smithsonite Mineral
Smithsonite

Size: 0.63 x 0.42 cm
Weight: 0.95 ct
Origin: Tsumeb / Namibia

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Smithsonite Mineral

Size: 6.0 x 7.5 cm

Origin: Tsumeb / Namibia

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Smithsonite Mineral
Smithsonite-(Co)

Weight: 2.0 ct
Size: 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm
Origin: Choix / Sinaloa / Mexico

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Smithsonite-(Co) Mineral

Size: 3.6 x 2.9 x 1.8 cm

Origin: Tsumeb / Namibia

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Smithsonite Mineral

Smithsonite-(Co) Mineral

Size: 7 x 5.5 x 2.6 cm

Origin: Tsumeb / Namibia

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Smithsonite Mineral

Smithsonite-(Co) Mineral

Size: 5.7 x 5.3 x 2.5 cm

Origin: El Refugio Mine / Guadalupe de Los Reyes / Cosalá: / Sinaloa / Mexico

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Smithsonite Mineral
Smithsonite-(Co)

Origin: Choix / Sinaloa / Mexico

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Smithsonite

Smithsonite-(Co) Mineral

Size: 12.3 x 9.5 x 8.5 cm

Origin: Choix / Sinaloa / Mexico

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Smithsonite Mineral
Smithsonite-(Co)

Size: 0.59 x 0.45 x 0.3 cm
Weight: 0.77 ct
Origin: Mexico

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Smithsonite-(Cu) Mineral

Size: 8.4 x 1.5 cm

Origin: El Refugio Mine / Guadalupe de Los Reyes / Cosalá / Sinaloa / Mexico

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Smithsonite Mineral
Smithsonite-(Cu)

Origin: Choix / Sinaloa / Mexico

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Smithsonite

Smithsonite-(Cu)

Size: 1.3 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm
Weight: 8.70 ct
Origin: Kelly Mine / Magdalena / Socorro County / New Mexico / USA

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Smithsonite-(Cu) Mineral

Size: 2.1 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm

Origin: Broken Hill / New South Wales / Australia

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Smithsonite Mineral
Smithsonite-(Cu)

Size: 0.7 x 0.5 cm
Weight: 1.14 ct
Origin: Mexico

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Smithsonite-(Cu)

Size: 14.3 x 8.4 x 4.4

Origin: Kelly Mine / Magdalena / Socorro County / New Mexico / USA

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Smithsonite
Smithsonite-(Cu)

Size: 1.27 x 0.72 cm
Weight: 4.06 ct
Origin: Kelly Mine / Magdalena / Socorro County / New Mexico / USA

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Smithsonite-(Cu)

Size: 0.45 x 0.34 cm
Weight: 0.32 ct
Origin: Mexico

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Smithsonite-(Cu) Mineral

Size: 2.4 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm

Origin: Tsumeb / Namibia

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Smithsonite Mineral
Smithsonite-(Cu)

Weight: 0.50 ct

Origin: El Refugio Mine / Choix / Sinaloa / Mexico

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Smithsonite-(Cu) Mineral

Size: 13 x 10 x 7 cm

Origin: Touissit / Oujda / Morocco

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Smithsonite Mineral

Smithsonite-(Cu) Mineral

Size: 6.0 x 5.8 x 4.8 cm

Origin: Tsumeb Mine / Tsumeb / Otjikoto Region / Namibia

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Smithsonite Mineral
Smithsonite-(Cu)

Weight: 29.39 ct

Origin: Mexico

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Smithsonite-(Cu)

Size: 5.7 x 2.4 x 1.4 cm

Origin: 79 Mine / Banner Distr. / Gila County / Arizona / USA

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Smithsonite Mineral

Smithsonite-(Cu) Mineral

Size: 3.1 x 3.6 x 3.7 cm

Origin: Tsumeb / Namibia

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Smithsonite Mineral

Smithsonite-(Cu) Mineral

Size: 2.4 x 2.2 x 0.8 cm

Origin: 79 Mine / Banner Distr. / Gila County / Arizona / USA

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Smithsonite Mineral

Smithsonite-(Cu) Mineral

Size: 2.0 x 1.8 x 1.0 cm

Origin: Tsumeb / Namibia

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Smithsonite Mineral
Smithsonite-(Cu)

Weight: 0.34 ct

Origin: Tsumeb / Namibia

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Smithsonite-(Cu) Mineral

Size: 3.7 x 3.1 x 1.2 cm

Origin: 79 Mine / Banner Distr. / Gila County / Arizona / USA

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Smithsonite Mineral
Smithsonite-(Cu)

Size: 0.74 x 0.49 cm
Weight: 1.37 ct
Origin: 79 Mine / Hayden / Gila County / Arizona / USA

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Smithsonite-(Cu)

Size: 0.35 cm
Weight: 0.24 ct
Origin: 79 Mine / Hayden / Gila County / Arizona / USA

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