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Otavite inclusions in Smithsonite from Monte Cristo Mine, Rush Creek District, Marion County, Arkansas

 
Otavite inclusions in Smithsonite from Monte Cristo Mine, Rush Creek District, Marion County, Arkansas

DESCRIPTION:No. 23886
Mineral:Otavite inclusions in Smithsonite
Locality:Monte Cristo Mine, Rush Creek District, Marion County, Arkansas
Description:Rhombic crystals of yellow smithsonite on galena matrix. They used think the yellow color was due to greenockite inclusions/coating. In 1996 Richardson, Falster, Simmons showed the coloring agent was CdCO3 (Otavite). Minor surface damage. Ex. J. Cilen (1916-1997) #2846
Overall Size:3x3x1.5 cm
Crystals:5-10 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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