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MD-278327
Paradamite
Miniature, 4.3 x 2.8 x 1.0 cm
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
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Paradamite is a very rare zinc arsenate, found in only three localities worldwide. Mina Ojuela is the Type Locality. This fine specimen features gemmy, waxy luster, yellow-green prisms aesthetically scattered on the sturdy, thin gossan crust. The two large crystals are 6 mm. A very highly desirable and excellent rarity from Mina Ojuela, seldom available in this quality. This piece probably dates to the 1960s or 1970s. Ex. Smithsonian Collection.