Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Cabinet, 10.3 x 7.3 x 6.5 cm
Ex. Richard Heck

Sparkling, dramatic, freestanding light limey-green, spherical aggregates of adamite really stand out on this 3-dimensional specimen. The largest sphere is 4 cm across. This specimen allows the viewer to discern the individual crystals that make up the spheres, rare for adamite pinwheels of this size. The luster, color, and form all contrast against the matrix, combining to make this specimen a superior and beautiful adamite. As a bonus, it fluoresces an intense neon-green color. From early 1980s finds, few of this size and quality survive and come to market now. Joe Budd photos.