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Adamite
stock #ALEC-29-113
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
8.2 x 5.2 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $700
pre Tucson 2015 update

An eye popping Adamite composed mostly of "pinwheel" habit crystal aggregates on contrasting matrix. Fine luster and in excellent condition damagewise, this has good esthetic and colorful presentation. The matrix is a mix of Botryoidal Geothite and tiny Adamite crystals. The red color on some pinwheels seems to be from Fe oxides on and in the green and yellowish Adamites. Better Ojuela Adamites (which are the best in the world) have gotten quite hard to get at a reasonable price, this one is far better than average and a very good value.
Mimetite with Wulfenite
stock #13.1-136
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
6.4 x 2.8 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $350


Mina Oujela has been working for centuries and still has surprising finds every so often. Last year the bright Mimetites were big news, many as good as the best San Pedro pieces and with great form. Most were very damaged but some were of much better quality than the mine run. This piece is quite good, has the desirable "wet" luster, bright yellow color and a delicate form. There is also a scattering of wulfenite blades. It is not damage free but in far better condition than 99.9 percent (edges have some chipping, some tiny bruises that are not easy to see), so its not for a perfectionist. Otherwise this displays great, has killer form, great color and is far more affordable than usual for this quality.
Mimetite
stock #13.1-140
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
5.4 x 3.7 x 2.4 cm (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $195


Very pretty "wet look" bright Mimetite from the late 2012 finds at Mapimi. When these were found everyone compared them to the legendary Mimetites of San Pedro de Coralitos from the 70's. Many considered these to have better form, color and luster. The largest and most perfect specimens sold quickly for huge sums and there have been none since. We have a few smaller, very nice pieces that will not break the bank and display very well. Nearly perfect this specimen has very minor damage that can only be seen with a careful in hand study. Great display impact for the size, this is a fraction of the price for a mediocre San Pedros piece yet has a lot more eye appeal.
Mimetite with Wulfenite
stock #13.1-143
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm (miniature)
price: $300


Very pretty "wet look" bright Mimetite and yellow wulfenite crystals to 1 CM from the late 2012 finds at Mapimi. When these were found everyone compared them to the legendary Mimetites of San Pedro de Coralitos from the 70's. Many considered these to have better form, color and luster. The Wulfenites are an added bonus. The largest and most perfect specimens sold quickly for huge sums and there have been none since. Most piece had a lot of damage and few had good wulfenites. We have a few smaller, very nice pieces that will not break the bank and display very well. This specimen has some damage that can be seen with a careful study, but is limited and far better than 90 percent. Fine display impact for the size, this is a fraction of the price for a mediocre San Pedros piece yet has a lot more eye appeal.
SOLD Adamite (manganoan)
stock #SOLD 10.1-175
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
3.4 x 3.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $0
Spring 2014

The worlds best Adamites have come from Mina Ojuela, there have been so many that it is hard to find specimens that stand out. This is a very esthetic "toenail" sided piece with multi-color crystals, glassy luster and in fine condition. The mix of the yellowish, pink and purple hues in the crystals helps make this a very nice display piece. The largest crystal is 1.8 CM tall which is quite sizable for the specie.
Rosasite on Malachite- "treelike"
stock #A-4-246
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
6.9 X3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $600


A fine and esthetic "treelike" or cruller specimen of velvety Rosasite on and mixed with malachite. There are some small Calcites as well for a little extra sparkle. Mina Ojuela has produced the best Rosasite known, usually in finds often decades apart. This was from the last find in 2011, mostly low quality but with a few outstanding pieces. I selected this from a small group of the very best. While not large, it has great color, form and eye appeal that make it an affordable yet worthy addition for any collection.
Legrandite
stock #Alec-12-500
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.5 x 3.4 CM (miniature)
price: $480
Spring 2013

One of the most desirable rare minerals from Ojuela, Legrandite well displayed in a radiating burst of distinctive yellow. This is filling a shallow pocket in the gossan matrix,2.8 CM across. Several prismatic crystals are compleet here but there are several broken ones too (legrandite is especially brittle and and there are almost no specimens of any size without some damage). Despite the damage this is still well above average. None has been found for over 20 years now, this is an early piece last sold in the 1970s.
Scorodite (with Beudantite?)
stock #Alec 10-595
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.7 x 3.6 CM (miniature)
price: $285
Spring 2013

A nice sized vug of rich gemmy blue Scorodites in a hard (not crumbly!) matrix. Micro brownish spheres are noted that are reputed to be Beudantites but look much like Carminites to me, either way, a nice addition. In excellent condition, with magnification it is possible to see through the very clear blue crystals to the brown matrix below! A Mexican classic, these are rare on the market and this is a good example.
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