Paradamite on Legrandite
Miniature, 3.5 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
This amazing specimen features THICK, plate-like crystals of lemon-yellow PARADAMITE perched atop a spray of legrandite, itself perched up on matrix. It is an aesthetic example of one of the supreme Mapimi rarities, not found in several decades even though the mine remains open (it was from the bottom levels, which are now flooded). I have seen, in 10 years or so of being cognizant of what the hell I was looking at in this regard, only 2 paradamites for sale. Neither were associated with legrandite as this one is. The back is contacted, but it is eminently displayable from the front or side view.