Smithsonite psm Gypsum

Jean Baptiste mine, Lavrion, Greece

Species: Smithsonite, Gypsum, Limonite
Locality: Jean Baptiste mine, Lavrion, Greece
Specimen Dimensions: 6.8x5.6x3.3cm
Size: Miniature
Availability: Sold


Here is a wonderful and unusual, high-quality Greek smithsonite. It shows rich, green, botryoidal crystallization and has grown on gypsum crystals that have been dissolved (encrustation pseudomorph). The hole on the piece is the empty space left from the naturally dissolved gypsum. Some reddish-brown oxide blushes add contrast! Very aesthetic with fine color and luster!