This is a very fine cabinet specimen of Kelly Mine smithsonite. It is covered with botryoidal crystal aggregates, baby blue in colour. The smithsonite has a nice bright silky, velvety lustre, as the packed crystal faces reflect the light. In excellent condition overall, imperfect at the perimeter – it has incomplete sections (at the sides). The smithsonite plate is crystallized on both sides – the first six photos are in sequence rotated 360 degrees, beginning with the display orientation I like best. The seventh is a close-up of the front (as depicted in the first and sixth photos).
A beautiful display piece.