SMITHSONITE (2 specimens)
Clark County, Nevada
Former Bob Olson/ Robert Chisholm
collection 1930's, 40's
Former Minerals Unlimited stock, Scott J. Williams (1924-1997)
SIZE: 1 3/4 x 1" and 1 3/4" x 1 1/4"
Description: A few years ago we purchased a collection of
antique minerals from the collection of Bob Olson. Bob had purchased
the collection himself a few years earlier from the estate of Robert
Chisholm , a collector from the 1930's and 40's. The specimens were
housed in hand built depression era cabinets and were "loosely"
cataloged. Each specimen filled a compartment within the cabinets and
all of them rested on top of their accompanying labels. After much time
cleaning the pieces and properly preserving all of the old labels
we are finally ready to offer some of the collection for sale here.
These two pieces come from the old dealer stock of Scott J. Williams
(1924-1997). They are both botryoidal crystallized masses, one light
green the other deeper green. Both of these specimens were in the same
compartment on top of the label, but I have my suspicions that
the darker of the two pieces may actually be from the Kelly Mine, New
Mexico - as the majority of specimens from Goodsprings are almost
always light green, to nearly yellow in color.