Smithsonite stalactite D.27965 Click to enlarge image
Smithsonite stalactite D.27965. Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. 2 x 17 x 6 cm. Registered 1927. D.27965. George Smith Collection. Image: John Chapman
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These small, sugary, white smithsonite crystals are encrusting branching stalactites of coronadite (lead, manganese oxide).

This specimen and the one opposite are typical examples from the oxidised zone of the Broken Hill orebody.

Specimen details

  • Origin

    Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

  • Size

    2 x 17 x 6 cm

  • Date

    Registered 1927

  • Collection number


  • Collection

    George Smith Collection

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