David K. Joyce Minerals

Smithsonite, Woodruffite, Willett Mine, Lardeau, British Columbia

Here is a different locality! This old zinc mine is in one of those few places in Canada where secondary minerals formed but were NOT scraped away by glaciers or ice sheets! The smithsonite is in fairly well formed botryoidal aggregates while the woodruffite is a black minerals that forms botryoidal aggregates on the smithsonite or is present at the core of smithsonite botryoids. Interesting stuff!

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Smithsonite, WoodruffiteSmithsonite, Woodruffite, Willett Mine, Lardeau, British Columbia
  • Item #4499
  • Smithsonite, Woodruffite
  • 8.0x4.9x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • Willett Mine
  • Lardeau
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Fine speckles and botryoidal surfaces of woodruffite are present on this grey, bubbly smithsonite.
Smithsonite, WoodruffiteSmithsonite, Woodruffite, Willett Mine, Lardeau, British Columbia
  • Item #4509
  • Smithsonite, Woodruffite
  • 6.0x4.6x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $35.00
  • Willett Mine
  • Lardeau
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Rich, black woodruffite has been mostly covered by a thin covering of transluscent smithsonite. The woodruffite is present as botryiodal aggregates here and there but especially wherever you view a cross-section through the smithsonite at the edges of the vuggy areas. Good example!
Smithsonite, WoodruffiteSmithsonite, Woodruffite, Willett Mine, Lardeau, British Columbia
  • Item #4510
  • Smithsonite, Woodruffite
  • 5.5x4.5x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $35.00
  • Willett Mine
  • Lardeau
    British Columbia, Canada
  • The open spaces in the cellular structure of this gossan are lined with woodruffite and then overlain by a thin coating of smithsonite. Rich!