Austinite on Goethite
Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Miniature, 3.9 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm

A beautiful, exceptionally rich, evenly colored, sea green coating of well-crystallized austinite covers a gossanous fragment. Aggregates of radial divergent sprays of this calcium zinc arsenate form tightly intergrown, sparkling botryoids. A rich and super miniature for the species from the finds in Ojuela in 2008-2009. No more has come since, of this quality! Normally this is a very rare species, so this find produced what most people consider to be the best of species.