ex. Evan Jones
ex. Thomas N. Mckee
This specimen features several, glowing, translucent, lustrous, light, pastel-green, cupro-adamite crystals, to almost 2.0 cm across. THESE ARE A VERY RARE HABIT. Formerly in the private collection of the late Arizona, super collector, Tom McKee, and later in Evan Jones private collection. Great color and luster! In fact, it is most unusual to get large crystals in quite this hue.
A classic purple adamite, from Mapimi, from the now-infamous finds of the mid-1980s that havent been repeated since. These set the standard and are quite rare today! The crystals, which exhibit a lighter color at their base grading to rich purple at the tips, have good luster and slight translucence. The crystals average 1.0 cm in length. This is a stellar miniature for the price range, as most of them sell for phenomenally high prices nowadays.
ex. David and Emily Stoudt
Nestled aesthetically in a limonite vug, is a complete "pinwheel" of lustrous, translucent, yellow-green adamite, which measures 2.5 cm across. Individual, adamite crystals exhibiting radial growth, formed the ‘pinwheel" effect. RARE!
This specimen, on a limonite matrix, features extremely lustrous, translucent, yellow-green, crystals of adamite, including those with radial growth that formed an exquisite "pinwheel" that measures over 3.1 cm across. Very showy! This is a competition level piece that is really at the heights of what you can ask for in an adamite of this size and quality.
A gossan matrix of limonite is the host for many crystals of glassy and gemmy cuproadamite, to .8 cm in length. The crystals are best described by their incredible color, and sharpness. Many are translucent as well.
This is a KILLER thumbnail of cuproadamite on minimal matrix of limonite. The well formed glassy and translucent crystal measures 1.5 cm in length. What makes this specimen quite literally world class is the color of the crystal, a rich, lime or emerald green, combined with the stunning lustre and translucency. I have seen previous pockets in collections, but never have I seen a crystal from Mapimi of this absolute quality before. Superb!
Contrasting beautifully with the underlying limonite matrix is a cluster of glassy and gemmy, rich, emerald green, cuproadamaite crystals, to 1.0 cm in length. The way the crystals are aesthetically nestled in a vug, is particularly appealing (andbetter shown off in person where the 3-dimensionality is more evident). A superb miniature!
This is an intergrown cluster of glassy and translucent, emerald-green cuproadamite, in crystals to 1.0 cm in length. Very showy!
Terra-cotta colored limonite is the matrix for a cluster of deeply colored glassy and translucent, emerald-green crystals of cuproadamite, to .8 cm across. The color contrast as well as the difference in texture is incredible in terms of aesthetics and most unusual for the material. The isolation of so many crystals, instead of the usual jumbled look, is also rar ein a piece of this size.
This is a very aesthetic cluster of glassy and translucent, deep emerald-green crystals of cuproadamite, to 1.0 cm in length. The sinuous saddle-shaped, elegant arrangement of crystals on limonite matrix is beautiful. A competition quality thumbnail that is stunning in person!
A vuggy, multi layered, ocherous limonite has been filled with rosettes of sparkling, dark lime green cuproadamite crystals of small size but high sugary brilliance. With wonderful contrasting colors and textures, this specimen also gives us a look at a different habit of cuproadamite. In person, the piece would be rotated a bit up and shows more coverage than the photo leads you to believe (i.e. BETTER IN PERSON).
Rather stout and equant, glassy and gemmy crystals of deep emerald-green cuproadamite, to .8 cm in length, are aesthetically arranged on limonite matrix. The largest crystal, on the top right hand side, is doubly terminated. A superbly aesthetic thumbnail!
Totally filling a vug in ochre-colored limonite, is a crust of sparkling, apple green cuproadamite, in crystals reaching 2mm across. The color and texture contrasts are outstanding and it looks like sparkling sugar poured over malachite.
Several crystals of glassy and translucent, emerald green, cuproadamite, to nearly 1.0 cm in length, are emplaced high on a matrix of ochre colored limonite. The largest crystal is also doubly terminated. Super color and texture contrast!
A sparkling, gemmy, drusy crust of intergrown cuproadamite crystals to 1mm smothers the contrasting matrix of ochre- colored limonite. The color of the druse is a dark limey green and it is very pretty, sparkling even in little light.
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