Cuprian Smithsonite from the 79 Mine in Gila County, Arizona
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This is a specimen of Cuprian Smithsonite from the 79 Mine in the Banner District of Gila County, Arizona. It has other copper based mineral inclusions that give it its green color. Smithsonite used to be synonymous with Hemimorphite until James Smith discovered they were different minerals, and it was named in his honor. They are both zinc carbonate minerals and are found in the same areas.
This piece measures approximately 11.6cm long x 9.2cm wide x 3.2 cm thick. This piece comes with a display card that lists the mineral name and locale.