Small Cabinet, 7.1 x 6.6 x 3.9 cm
Flor de Pena Mine, Lampazos de Naranjo (Lampazos), Mun. de Lampazos de Naranjo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Small, sparkling rosettes of brilliantly yellow, translucent legrandite crystals crown this contrasting matrix of drusy siderite, itself fairly lustrous. Most people assume that the Ojuela Mine in Durango was the type locality for legrandite but this is not true it was found here first, if more sparsely and in smaller crystals. Specimens of this original type locality material is extremely scarce and only turn up in old collections, generally of people who heavily collected Mexico material in the 1950s- 1960s when it came out. This is a large, beautiful plate and should be considered an extreme rarity, a piece of mineralogical history almost by today's standards. Ex. Consie Prince Collection.