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Smithsonite

Taxon:
Smithsonite - Primary Mineral
Place:
Tsumeb, Namibia
Barcode:
Exhibit
USNM Number:
137559
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
5 Feb 2014
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Smithsonite

Taxon:
Smithsonite - Primary Gem
Fassion/Cut:
Cabochon Pear
Color:
Medium Light Green Blue
Place:
Laurium, Attike, Greece
Barcode:
Gems
USNM Number:
G4138
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
4 Feb 2014
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Smithsonite

Taxon:
Smithsonite - Primary Mineral
Chemical Modifier:
CUPRIAN
Place:
Tsumeb, Namibia
Barcode:
Blue Room
USNM Number:
R6689
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
4 Feb 2014
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Smithsonite

Taxon:
Smithsonite - Primary Mineral
Place:
Laurium, Greece
Barcode:
Error
USNM Number:
R2518
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
5 Feb 2014
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Smithsonite

Taxon:
Smithsonite - Primary Mineral
Chemical Modifier:
CUPRIAN
Place:
Tsumeb, Namibia
Barcode:
Error
USNM Number:
R8520
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
5 Feb 2014
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Smithsonite

Taxon:
Smithsonite - Primary
Weight:
16.76ct
Fassion/Cut:
Free Form Cabochon
Color:
Green
Place:
Greece
Accession Number:
2035193
Barcode:
Gems
USNM Number:
G10423
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
4 Feb 2014
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Smithsonite

Taxon:
Smithsonite - Primary Mineral
Chemical Modifier:
COBALTIAN
Place:
Tsumeb, Namibia
Barcode:
Blue Room
USNM Number:
135008
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
4 Feb 2014
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Smithsonite

Taxon:
Smithsonite - Primary Gem
Weight:
11.04ct
Fassion/Cut:
Oval Cabochon
Color:
Medium Yellow
Place:
Marion Co., Arkansas, United States, North America
Accession Number:
023186
Other Numbers:
Formerly : 48930
Barcode:
Gems
USNM Number:
G594
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
4 Feb 2014
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Smithsonite

Taxon:
Smithsonite - Primary Mineral
Place:
Magdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico, United States, North America
Barcode:
Blue Room
USNM Number:
143509
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
4 Feb 2014
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Smithsonite

Taxon:
Smithsonite - Primary Mineral
Place:
Collected 10 Mi N Of Deming., New Mexico, United States, North America
Barcode:
Blue Room
USNM Number:
B9981
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
4 Feb 2014
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Smithsonite

Taxon:
Smithsonite - Primary Mineral
Place:
Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, United States, North America
Barcode:
Exhibit
USNM Number:
114605
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
5 Feb 2014
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Smithsonite

Taxon:
Smithsonite - Primary Mineral
Calcite - Associated Mineral
Cerussite - Associated Mineral
Chemical Modifier:
CUPRIAN
Place:
Tsumeb, Namibia
Barcode:
Blue Room
USNM Number:
121087
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
5 Feb 2014
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Smithsonite Exhibit Display

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
1958
Topic:
Minerals
Smithsonite
Specimens
Exhibitions
Mineralogy
Standard number:
2002-12151
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Original negative number is MNH-679, but that negative has been lost
Summary:
Exhibit of Smithsonite, the mineral zinc carbonate, named in 1832 in honor of James Smithson, mineralogist and founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution. James Smithson (c.1765-1829) read a scientific paper, "A chemical analysis of some calamines," to the Royal Society of London on November 18, 1802. It was then published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. In honor of Smithson's proof in this paper that such compounds are true minerals, not merely calx of zinc, as was claimed by the renowned l'abbe Rene Just Hauy, the mineral was named Smithsonite by Francois S. Beaudant in "Traite Elementaire de Mineralogue" in 1832
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44, Folder: 16
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Smithsonite in Smithson's Gift Exhibit

Author:
Strauss, Richard
Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829
Smithsonian Institution Building Great Hall
Smithson's Gift (Exhibition) (1996: Smithsonian Institution Building, Great Hall)
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 12w x 8h ; Type of Image: Exhibits; Medium: Digital Image
Type:
Digital Image
Date:
March 25, 2005
Topic:
Smithsonite
Minerals
Specimens
Exhibitions
Standard number:
2005-6329
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Specimen of the mineral Smithsonite, named in honor of James Smithson, founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution. The specimen was placed on display in the Smithson's Gift exhibit in the Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building in January of 1996
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009, Smithsonian Photographic Services Collection
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Smithsonite with James Smithson Medallion

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
United States National Museum Dept. of Geology
United States National Museum Division of Mineralogy and Petrology
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 2 1/2w x 8h x 6d - 5w x 2.5h x 2.5d; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
1995
Topic:
Smithsonite
Specimens
National Collections
Mineralogy
Standard number:
95-3573-10
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
NMNH Specimen #s R2518-3, 147625, R17868, R15675
Summary:
Sample of Smithsonite, a carbonate of zinc named in honor of James Smithson, mineralogist and founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution, in 1832, three years after his death. In an 1802 paper, Smithson proved calamines were true minerals, not oxides of zinc as the renowned mineralogist l'abbe Rene Just Hauy (1743-1822) had claimed. The James Smithson medallion has been placed in front of the Smithsonite
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 21 Folder 4
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Smithson's Gift Exhibit Opens in Castle

Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829
Taft, Helen Herron 1861-1943
Hodgkins, Thomas George
Smithsonian Institution Building Great Hall
Smithson's Gift (Exhibition) (1996: Smithsonian Institution Building, Great Hall)
Date:
January 1996
Topic:
Smithsonite
Minerals
Specimens
Exhibitions
Volunteers
Benefactors
Donors
Philanthropists
Category:
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Notes:
Exhibit was curated by Pamela M. Henson of Smithsonian Institution Archives and prepared by the Office of Exhibits Central
Smithsonian Institution Archives Annual Report for 1996
Summary:
The Smithson's Gift exhibit opens in the Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building to celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the founding of the Smithsonian Institution, based on the bequest of James Smithson. The exhibit discusses Smithson's gift, and subsequent gifts of money, collections, and time by philanthropists such as Thomas George Hodgkins, object donors such as Mrs. Helen Herron Taft, and the thousands of volunteers who assist Smithsonian staff every day
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Smithsonite

Taxon:
Smithsonite - Primary Mineral
Place:
Tsumeb, Namibia
Barcode:
Blue Room
USNM Number:
R16116
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
4 Feb 2014
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Smithsonite

Taxon:
Smithsonite - Primary Mineral
Place:
Tsumeb, Namibia
Barcode:
Reference
USNM Number:
148044
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
30 Jan 2014
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Smithsonite

Taxon:
Smithsonite - Primary Mineral
Place:
Guchab, Namibia
Barcode:
Reference
USNM Number:
132844
Specimen Count:
3
Record Last Modified:
30 Jan 2014
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Smithsonite

Taxon:
Smithsonite - Primary Mineral
Place:
Villarios Masainas, Sardinia, Italy
Barcode:
Reference
USNM Number:
B9872
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
30 Jan 2014
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