Dragon Minerals - October 15, 2023 Update

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37013: Plattnerite, Rosasite and Hemimorphite - $16
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mapimí Municipality, Durango, Mexico
Small cabinet - 8.6 x 6.7 x 2.1 cm
58 grams
Specimen status: Available
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This specimen requires magnification for full appreciation - hand lens, microscope, or camera lens. Abundant, black plattnerite crystals and sparkling, colorless hemimorphite crystals on a carpet of deep blue green rosasite. Plattnerite, a simple lead oxide - PbO2 is not commonly see on Ojuela Mine mine specimens; of the 3936 Ojuela Mine specimen photos posted at Mindat, only 48 show plattnerite as a major species.

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