Adamite (Var. Manganoan)
Miniature, 3.3 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
In 1980 a wonderful find of manganoan adamite was found at Mina Ojuela (initially mislabeled as cobaltian-rich). Good specimens today are exceedingly rare and pricey. This superb sharp miniature features a ROBUST cluster of bicolored, lustrous and translucent, crystals to 1.5 cm in length. The top portion of each crystal exhibits the classic lovely rich lavender color which has made this the single most famous pocket of its species. They are absolutely unique. Later pockets had thinner crystals, or paler color. This is the "correct" pocket.