San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
Toenail, 3.0 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm
Highly desirable set of lustrous and translucent crystal clusters of Ludlamite from the famous Santa Eulalia District. Many collectors consider these to be the FINEST examples of their species! They have a saturated color and a richness that Bolivian examples do not. The crystal clusters bear a strong resemblance to the famous wheat-sheaf Rhodos from Nchwaning, but in green! This distinct habit is quite attractive, especially with the luster causing the crystals to just shine as if they are waxed. The largest of these clusters is 1.6 cm tip to tip. A significant specimen with aesthetics, color, and then also an importance to species and find. As Ludlamites go, this is a killer specimen, particularly for a thumbnail!