Adamite Var. Manganoan
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
A stunning specimen with the most intense purple color saturation you could ever want, from the famous find sof the early 1980s. So few of these ever come to market any more, and most are pale compared to these intense violet tips. The crystals are small, but there are a lot of them combining to make a gorgeous presentation display face. An important Mexican specimen for most collectors, and hard to obtain at a time when most of these that turn up, are selling in the five figure range (and higher). Joe Budd photos.