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Smithsonite

Smithsonite

ABOUT THIS ARTWORK 

Smithsonite is a secondary mineral found in the rocks above and around many important zinc deposits. It was first recognized by James Smithson (1754-1829), an English chemist and collector of minerals. Translucent specimens, such as the green seen here, are a favorite of mineral collectors, along with blue, pink, and yellow.  Smithsonite is a good example of a collector's gem. It often has spectacular beauty but is too fragile to be practical in jewelry. This specimen is from Magdalena, New Mexico.

 

COLLECTION DETAILS

  • Artwork title: Smithsonite
  • Edition: Limited edition of 1000
  • Proof of Ownership: Certification on the Ethereum blockchain under the ERC1155 protocol. Each artwork is delivered privately and directly to collectors as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that guarantee proof of ownership.
  • Format: Piece consist of PNG files sized 2160x3840 pixels - 150 dpi.
  • Contract Address: 0x495f947276749ce646f68ac8c248420045cb7b5e
  • ID: 2749212597480566...

 

ABOUT THE PERSON BEHIND THE ARTWORK

James Smithson dedicated his life to the study of chemistry and mineralogy, publishing several research papers on the subject. He also discovered a new mineral ore, now called smithsonite. In 1836, left his estate to the U.S. to launch the Smithsonian Insti