Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Thumbnail, 2.6 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
Ex. Martin Lewadny

Aesthetic, and very unusual, pair of pinwheels that intersect each other, very much like a pair of colliding galaxies. The largest radial cluster is a full 2 cm across, lustrous, and has a lovely lemon-yellow color. There is even a cluster of individual, extremely gemmy crystals (more Adamite!) attached to the side. The smaller, partial pinwheel rises up from the main cluster, and it's angle and form make it look like a streamer. The pair complement each other and display beautifully. Bright yellow fluorescence is a bonus. This is classic older material from the 1970s heyday here, and is from the Sam Nasser thumbnail collection. It is an outstanding, unusual piece, much better in person. Very aesthetic - a great toenail sized specimen (either a large thumbnail or a small miniature depending on how you angle it for display) ex Sam Nasser collection