Dragon Minerals - January 22, 2021 Update

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21094:
Adamite, Calcite, and Goethite - $30
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mapimí Municipality, Durango, Mexico
Small cabinet - 6.2 x 4.2 x 3.5 cm
103 grams
Specimen status: Available     Send an email with specimen number to order

A 4.6 cm wide cluster or knob of sparkling, lustrous, greenish-brown adamite crystals sits in the middle of the limonite matrix. Individual adamite crystals reach about 8 mm in length. Except for a few tiny patches, the adamites do not fluoresce under ultraviolet light. This lack of fluorescence is rather uncommon among Ojuela Mine adamites. Scattered around the adamite cluster are a myriad of tiny, gemmy and sparkling calcites. Where the display face is not dominated by adamite, the matrix bears a carpet of dull, grayish goethite. On the back is a cleft containing additional adamite, mostly larger (to 8 mm) and more widely separated than on the display face. Some portions of the display face adamite ball suffer from the usual (albeit fairly minor) edge issue, but otherwise the overall condition is quite nice. Sits well for display without a stand on the limonite matrix base.









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