Hemimorphite with Calcite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Miniature, 4.7 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli

This miniature is quite exquisite, composed of a gorgeous fan of bladed Hemimorphite, on matrix. The fan is symmetric, with the longest blade being 2.3 cm. The color of the Hemimorphite is pure white, and the crystals have superb luster and excellent form. On one side of the specimen, the Hemimorphites are completely coated by tiny, lustrous Calcite crystals, creating a fascinating look of snow or ice. The reverse side is virtually devoid of the Calcites, and I must admit that I have always found preferential coatings like this to be intriguing. To my eye, this is easily one of the most aesthetic Hemimorphite miniatures I have see. MUCH better in person.