1.73″ Smithsonite Sphere SPR22
Smithsonite sphere is rare to come by because smithsonite itself is rare. Smithsonite is zinc carbonate (ZnCO3).
Smithsonite, with all its nooks and crannies, is difficult to cut and make it into a sphere. Dale made it into sphere and he did a great job. The sphere has a gemmy sweet lavender color and many nooks and crannies and one large geode-like vug lined with botryoidal crystals. The lavender color indicates that the zinc was partially replaced with cobalt.
This smithsonite sphere has a 1.73″ diameter (44 mm) and it weighs 5.9 oz.
Under shortwave ultraviolet light it glows a soft purple but this may be just a reflection.
Origin: The smithsonite comes from Mexico.
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