Polished Blue Smithsonite Aragonite Double Terminated Tabular Crystals - sold per piece From Congo

R 190.00 ZAR
  • Polished  Blue Smithsonite Aragonite Double Terminated Tabular Crystals - sold per piece From Congo - TopRock

Polished Blue Smithsonite Aragonite Double Terminated Tabular Crystals - sold per piece From Congo

R 190.00 ZAR
'Smithsonite is a variably coloured trigonal mineral which only rarely is found in well-formed crystals. The typical habit is as earthy botryoidal masses. Smithsonite occurs as a secondary mineral in the weathering or oxidation zone of zinc-bearing ore deposits. It sometimes occurs as replacement bodies in carbonate rocks and as such may constitute zinc ore. The recent discovery from Congo is a matrix smithsonite mass deposit which is being mined and polished to perfection in South Africa. Exclusively for Toprock! This is new on the market, has only come up in small batches before this. The colour is close to ajoite. An exceedingly rare material with an excellent polish!

The photographs are representative of a single batch - variation is to be expected across individual batches/pieces. However, all batches/pieces within this stock item are fully sorted and selected accordingly to associated grade.

Locality = Congo
Grade = Good to Very Good Grade
Size = 220 - 270 mm | 8.7 - 10.6 inch
Nett Weight = 0.3 Kg | 0.6 Lbs

Product Type = Stock Item

SKU = ST00129BSA

Currently 1 in stock.

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'Smithsonite is a variably coloured trigonal mineral which only rarely is found in well-formed crystals. The typical habit is as earthy botryoidal masses. Smithsonite occurs as a secondary mineral in the weathering or oxidation zone of zinc-bearing ore deposits. It sometimes occurs as replacement bodies in carbonate rocks and as such may constitute zinc ore. The recent discovery from Congo is a matrix smithsonite mass deposit which is being mined and polished to perfection in South Africa. Exclusively for Toprock! This is new on the market, has only come up in small batches before this. The colour is close to ajoite. An exceedingly rare material with an excellent polish!

The photographs are representative of a single batch - variation is to be expected across individual batches/pieces. However, all batches/pieces within this stock item are fully sorted and selected accordingly to associated grade.

Locality = Congo
Grade = Good to Very Good Grade
Size = 220 - 270 mm | 8.7 - 10.6 inch
Nett Weight = 0.3 Kg | 0.6 Lbs

Product Type = Stock Item