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Adamite
stock #17.1-550
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
5.7 x 4.6 x 1.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Spring 2020

Adamite crystals standing up from the limonite matrix in both white and light mint green colors. Early seventies vintage specimen from Mina Ojuela, ex Les Hitchings collection. Vivid fluorescence and in excellent condition. A few Calcite crystals are also on the matrix but this is mostly all Adamite. So much good Adamite came out during that period in many habits that these were under respected. Currently much less is coming out and we know this was a golden age for the worlds best examples of this specie. Choice display with good visual impact for the size.
Adamite
stock #9.1-081
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.7 x 3.6 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $530
Spring 2020

Highly esthetic cluster of radiating fans and "pinwheels" of bright Adamite crystals with minimal matrix. In superb condition, damage free and displayable from several angles. The Ojuela mine has been operating for hundreds of years and has a well earned reputation for exceptional minerals many of which are worlds best. The Adamites from here are unquestionably the worlds best and come in many colors, forms and associations. The vivid lemon-green balls, fans and free standing pinwheels are one of the most desirable (and uncommon) forms. This is an older ex Ernie Schlichter specimen and a superb miniature with top brilliant luster. Vintage about 1975, this quality level has never been common and is now even more rare.
Mimetite and Calcite over Wulfenite
stock #AC-036
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
3.9 x 2.8 x 2.4 CM (miniature)
price: $750
Spring 2020

A super choice old Wulfenite found over 40 years ago with rare green color. The Wulfenites blades are likely a transparent yellow color inside but the overgrowth and inclusion of green acicular Mimetites adds the coveted green color. The Wulfenites are also overgrown with clear Calcite and some reddish Calcites on the ridges aded a nice color contrast. In excellent condition, these are almost never available. Displays well on several sides, the main crystals are complete and undamaged but there is a peripheral broken blade seen on just one side. Excellent bright sparkling esthetics and a nice addition to any serious Wulfenite suite.
SOLD Adamite- Manganoan (purple) with Austinite
stock #SOLD 19.1-752
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
2.8 x 2.2 x 2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0


Killer thumbnail with intense bright color and great esthetics. A cluster of Adamite crystals showing saturated color zoning and featuring a saturated purple sector. In perfect, undamaged condition. The back side and a few other spots have some nice small balls of Austinite as well, an unusual combination that adds a bit to the overall interest. Purple Adamite from Mina Ojuela is one of the most desired of Mexican minerals, this color and quality is found rarely and prized.
Fluorite -deep purple -fluorescent red
stock #19.1-758
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.7 x 3.6 x 3.1 CM (miniature)
price: $330


Rich "royal purple" cubes on a contrasting gossan matrix from the prolific Mina Ojuela. Excellent transparenc with lightly etched faces this has the best color that can be found at this locality and has the rare brilliant red fluorescence that makes this Fluorite unique. In great condition as seen, the display side is undamaged there are some contacts on the backside only and not seen. Choice and eyecatching, the red UV response is especially strong on this specimen.
Adamite
stock #17.1-616
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.3 x 3.2 x 1.5 CM (miniature)
price: $130


Bright lemon-green color Adamite crystals with grading to colorless near their base. These are sharp and lustrous with very good relief from the matrix. Ojuela has produced vast numbers of Adamites in many hues and habits, these are modern classics and quite affordable compared to the mineral from anyplace else. A sparkling miniature of well developed crystals and choice, less common color.
Aurichalcite
stock #19.AX-886
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
5.7 x 5 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $390


A dense carpet of bright blue-green needle crystals of Aurichalcite on Gossan Matrix. An older Mina Ojuela specimen, this is in impressive condition for such an obviously fragile mineral. This locality has been a source of world class Copper, Lead and Zinc minerals for centuries. Especially amazing under magnification, this small cabinet specimen has a rich three dimensional character and displays well.
Adamite (Cuprian)
stock #19.1-877
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.5 x 3.4 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $260


Rich color and bright luster, a fine druse of sharp Adamite crystals on a Gossan Matrix. A few small Calcites and some areas of Conichalcite are also present. The Cuprian Adamite from here are now considered the worlds best by far and can be very esthetic. For years Cuprian Adamite was also known from Tsumeb and was also very attractive but recent studies have shown those should in fact are Zinco-Olivenite. This miniature has two well-crystallized areas that are on opposite sides of the matrix. This specimen is in excellent condition the blue green color is especially bright and this has a good display impact despite the small size.
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