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63 specimens listed
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Wulfenite with Mimetite
stock #18-AX-11-227
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.7 x 3.8 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $290


Elongated orange Wulfenites crystals free standing on a mixed matrix of Mimentite and gossan. From the epic discoveries in 2017 at Mina Ojuela, this sweet miniature has fine color, luster and is in excellent condition. This was a large find and produced a lot of specimens but few small pieces presented this well.
Calcite on Adamite
stock #18-AX-11-280
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
5 x 4.2 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $165


Sparkling reddish-pink Calcites encrust and contrast with green Adamite balls. Great luster and vivid color, this is hard to fully appreciate in photos but has really good display impact. Most of the Adamite is fully encased under the Calcite but it is seen clearly at some angles. Ojuela has produced many fine Adamites in many habits during a long history. This color combo is not so common, this miniature piece is in fine undamaged condition and would go well in a suite of choice Mexican minerals.
Carminite with and in Calcite
stock #18-AX-18-196
La Cigüeña Vein area, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
7.8 x 6.3 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450


An outstanding Carminite specimen from Ojuela found in the early 80's. Even without the Carminite this would be a fine Calcite with elongated glass clear crystals on contrasting matrix. However as these Calcite are resting on and included by bright red prisms and spays of Micro Carminite it is something very special. The matrix is a complex gossan well covered with micro Carminites which are also on the backside but without the Calcites. Some other very small yellow crystals may be Beudantite but are not analyzed, these are well under .05 MM. The Gemmy Calcite is in excellent condition, with bright luster, The quality of the Carminite (as is typical for the specie) is best appreciated under good magnification, by naked eye it looks like a very red rust, however close exam shows thousands of brilliant red sprays, fans, needles and clusters of Carminites. Choice for the specie and excellent for the locality, Carminite is not often seen larger than thumbnail or micro-mount specimens but this is a cabinet sized specimen with a nice display quality.
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.
SOLD Creedite- intense orange color
stock #SOLD 19.1-757
Mina Navidad, Abasolo, Rodeo
Durango, Mexico
4.7 x 3.6 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $0
Spring 2020

A choice radiating cluster of unusually long crystals with exceptionally deep orange color. From the prolific Mina Navidad which is probably the worlds greatest locale for fine Creedite. These crystals are transparent and show zoning with deeper orange color in the centers. A small but strong display piece from a find in late 2018. In fine condition, these are modern classics and as the mine still produces good quantities, these are still relatively affordable, and excellent value for a very esthetic mineral.
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.
Creedite
stock #19.1-756
Mina Navidad, Abasolo, Rodeo
Durango, Mexico
5.2 x 3.2 x 3.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $180
Spring 2020

Radiating cluster of very distinct Creedite crystals that are free standing, reaching nearly 3 CM tall. Aside from the much larger than usual crystals, this has very rich color, some transparency and fine luster. Mina Navidad has been the source of nearly all good orange Creedites, a mineral usually colorless or brown (rarely purple) and usually in much smaller crystals. This is far above average miniature, excellent for the size and especially esthetic.
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