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|29667: Adamite - Was
$32 Now $14
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mapimí Municipality, Durango, Mexico
Small cabinet - 6.2 x 6.0 x 4.6 cm
Specimen status: Available
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An earthy limonite matrix hosts a covering of highly lustrous and sparkling, translucent to opaque, brownish adamite crystals. Individual crystals are well-formed and reach at least 5 mm in size. A bit of matrix at a 45 degree angle provides a 'trellis', resulting in a finger of adamite rising about the main matrix surface. Unlike many other Ojuela Mine adamite specimens, this example does not fluoresce, due to an absence of (UO2)2+ (uranyl ion) inclusions. Minor, colorless calcite is also present. Displays quite nicely as shown without a stand. The adamite is in excellent condition, but the calcite has scattered dings; this calcite is easily removed (a quick vinegar soak) without risking the adamite.