Manganoan Adamite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Miniature, 3.7 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm
Ex. Richard Heck
Perched high on a matrix of manganese oxides, are crystals of manganoan purple adamite to 1.25 cm in length. The crystals are lustrous, translucent, with mostly white bodies and gemmy, pinkish-purple terminations. A classic from the one-time find in 1981! The associated balls accenting the adamites are probably manganese