Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
Miniature, 3.7 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm
Ex. Lawrence H. Conklin
A total gem, windowpane crystal with intense, saturated red-orange color, this piece looks to most people like a Red Cloud (Arizona) piece. But it is not. It is a very rarely seen quality, from this important, old Mexican locale. The crystal termination is complete, and undamaged except for the tiniest wear, as it sits upon a natural pedestal of contrasting gossan matrix. It is a superb example, one of only a very few I am aware of, of this style from the mine. I have been told these are from prior to the 1950s.