Cuprian Adamite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 3.5 x 2.4 cm
Ex. Richard Heck
An outstanding, dramatic adamite from the Heck collection: this piece shows rich copper-induced green color and are isolated crystals to 1 cm. Seldom do you get such color saturation, let alone in good crystals and not jus carpets of drusy, small crystals. This is an old piece, probably from the mid-1980s heyday here. The Heck collection disappeared for a number of years through the 1990s and only turned up for sale just recently (and I happily bought it!). Joe Budd photos