Smithsonite and Hemimorphite – Turkey
Smithsonite and hemimorphite mineral specimens from Turkey exhibiting a pale blue colouration with faded yellow and white, these samples exhibit both the zinc ore minerals but lack the botryoidal form which can be seen in high grade samples. Available in one size only and limited stock available, specimens will come supplied in a card tray with an information label.
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Smithsonite is a well known zinc spar mineral and as such is a zinc ore. When first found, it as simply identified as hemimorphite, as the two are almost always found together and were called calamine, hemimorphite is also a zinc ore and it wasn't until 1832 that the minerals were both deemed to be two distinct ones when it was named in 1832 by François Sulpice Beudant in honor of English chemist and mineralogist James Smithson (c.1765–1829), whose bequest established the famous Smithsonian Institution and who first identified the mineral in 1802. These particular specimens are of both the minerals and were found in Turkey, the samples do not show the botryoidal form expected but does show the colouration of pale blue and white. Available in 3" x 2" sizes only and supplied in a card tray with an information label.