Toenail, 2.8 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
A curved vug in the 3-dimensional, sturdy gossan matrix is lined with highly lustrous and gemmy, purple and green scorodite crystals to 4 mm on this excellent thumbnail. Three smaller vugs also host scorodite crystals. These scorodite specimens came from a one-time find in 1981, during the same time and in the same area as the famous purple adamites were found. Ex. Consie Prince Collection.