Historically, smithsonite was identified with hemimorphite before it was realized that they were two different minerals. The two minerals are very similar in appearance and the term calamine has been used for both, leading to some confusion. The distinct mineral smithsonite was named in 1832 by franois sulpice beudant in honor of english chemist and mineralogist james smithson c.
17651829, whose bequest established the smithsonian institution and who first identified the mineral in 1802. Smithsonite occurs across the globe, but face table crystals are extremely rare. These gems can show a wide range range of rich colors but are too soft for most jewelry use. However, high dispersion makes properly faceted smithsonites truly magnificent collector's pieces. Everything i put on sale i unearth it.
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