Sounion mines, Lavrion, Greece

Species: Smithsonite
Locality: Sounion mines, Lavrion, Greece
Specimen Dimensions: 18.1x11.0x3.6cm
Size: Museum
Availability: Sold


Here is a large, nice and unusual Lavrion smithsonite. The piece has a rare for the locality, purplish color tone mixed with bluish hues and has a nice stalactitc form (the back is contacted with the marble which is the host-rock) and good luster. This is the best example of this color tone that I have seen from the find.