Item# USM-47

SMITHSONITE (2 specimens)


Goodsprings District,
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"           PRICE: $65.00

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.

Scott Williams