ex. Dr. Edward David
ex. John Barlow
This is a unique specimen, featuring a 3-dimensional,complete-all-around cluster of thick adamite crystals perched atop a ridge of rolling gossan matrix. It is complete ALL AROUND, front, back, and sides. This is one of the largest clusters of crystallized adamite, in fact, that I am aware of. As an added bonus, to the aesthetics of the piece, you can see that many of the tips of the otherwise normal (but large) adamite crystals have altered to the rare purple manganoan variety. The combination is extremely rare, and to catch this in process even more so. A stunning specimen I vividly recall from the time when the Barlow collection was dispersed in 1998. There are other adamites out there, but few which stand out like this. Comes with custom base.
ex. Marilyn Dodge
Superb cluster of highly lustrous, almost gemmy, Cuproadamite. The major crystal is complete and terminated. It is difficult to see such sharp terminations on the secondary crystals, but that matters little. The main crystal, and overall aesthetics, are terrific! This is truly one of the best examples of this rare elongate admaite variety I have seen
Highly prized in most collections, Adamite is usually found in blocky to elongated orthorhombic blades. Here you have beautifully developed thin crystals grouped to form a stunning radial fan or "pinwheel" as the colelctors call them. With such a rich yellow color and excellent luster, this incredibly aesthetic specimen is super-choice. Most pinwheels are simply not on matrix...I guess they just fall off...but this is firmly anchored
With only a hint of matrix at a few points on tha back, this is basiclaly a floater. This sinuous specimen of glassy and gemmy, light limey-yellow, adamite, is composed of convergent crystals which end up forming rounded groups connected very delicately one to the other. VERY elegant and unusual new habit!
The form of this adamite specimen is that of one egg on top of another. The adamite is glassy and gemmy and alight limey-yellow color. The crystals have grown together, exhibiting a rounded yet crystallized habit not seen before.
From a minute amount of matrix, this adamite specimen grew into an exquisite, freeform piece of sculpture. The adamite is glassy and gemmy, with a light limey-yellow color. Just superb, and of a totally new habit form previous finds!
A fairly significant specimen with robust, splayng crystals to over an INCH in size! Growing in a divergent spray, this specimen of adamite is glassy and translucent, with a yellow-green color. The largest crystal is 3.5 cm in length. These large, fat adamite crystals are probably the rarest habit, historically, for green-yellow adamite from here. I have seldom seen them so well formed, and this is definitely well formed with the large crystal perched in a cluster of smaller ones. make no mistake, amongst a crowd this is still important even though many more adamites have now been found - of different habits, though.
Aesthetically nestled in a limonite matrix, this adamite specimen has formed in a delightful, sinuous manner like a snake laying in a tree. The rounded crystal clusters are glassy, translucent and exhibit a lovely limey-green color. The spheres reach 1.5 cm across.
Unusually discrete crystals, to 1.25 cm across, of glassy and gemmy, lime colored adamite are emplaced on a matrix of ocherous limonite. The crystals are unusually bright, even for adamite which is generally nice and sparkly even as an average. In person, teh lustre really will impress more than pics can convey.
A thin, curving, crust of limonite is the host for a plate of intergrown crystals, to .5 cm in length, of glassy and gemmy, lime green colored adamite.
This matrix specimen is composed of two rounded aggregates of translucent crystals of glassy and gemmy, lime green adamite. The "ball" widens to 3.0 cm across. One of the botryoids is a rosey-red color due to included limonite within the adamite, something i have only rarely seen before! When the specimen is turned over, the radiating pattern of the adamite is clearly discernible from the backside. From the front, however, it looks more like a mushroom with multiple terminations than a cluster of terminated crystals all culminating at the same distance, more or less. The association of the bright green atop, on the reddish adamite below, is striking and unique. Out of perhaps 1500 speicmens I saw, this was the ONE with such a habit I know of.
Vuggy limonite is the host for spheres of glassy and gemmy, translucent, lime colored adamite, to 1.2 cm across. They are SPARKLING as you could not believe in person...brillinatly so, from across the room. The color and lustre are outrageous. This is a rich and colorful piece, of classically formed adamite in radial clusters.
Nestled in a vug of limonite are crystals, to 1.5 cm in length, of glassy and gemmy, lime-colored adamite. The single isolated 1.3-cm crystal is doubly terminated and stands starkly apart in its form and coloration (slightly paler, like pear-green). It is a very dramatic combination,and you do not usually see the two habits in combination on the same specimen.
I do not use the word lightly - this is a "magnificent" cluster of glassy and gemmy, lime colored adamite, measuring 2.5 cm across. It has crazy, sick lustre to it, and is translucent. It is emplaced on a matrix of limonite. It is easy to discern the growth of individual crystals within the mass cluster. This is definitely a competition quality miniature adamite specimen that leaps out at you , on first glance. In a vote at the office, 4 out of jaded 4 collectors were impressed, what can I say!?
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.75 cm An adorable, glistening ball of adamite with top lustre and a rich green-yellow color!
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