This is our last green smithsonite from Black Star Open pit, Mt Isa, Qld. Green smithsonite from Australia can be considered uncommon, as far as I know only the Broken Hill lode has produced green smithsonite. Smithsonite is often found as a secondary mineral in the oxidation zone of zinc ore deposits, an interesting fact about smithsonite is that it is named after the founder of the Smithsonian Institute. We obtained these specimens from Frank and Trudy Godney, of Sydney, who collected them in the early 1990s.
BLACK STAR OPEN PIT, MT ISA, QLD.
77 x 50 x 44mm.