Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Miniature, 3.6 x 2.8 x 1.6 cm
Ex. David and Emily Stoudt; Richard Gaines; Dr. Miguel Romero

Most Adamites from Ojuela form pinwheels; however, this specimen has three distinct doubly-terminated crystals. Black inclusions in half of the crystals give this specimen a “Cruella De Vil” vibe, achieving a distinctive aesthetic. The two approximately 3 cm crystals are clean; however, the sidecar has a tiny ding on the side. A crown of tiny Adamites completes this fetching specimen’s look. This specimen showcases the renowned neon green fluorescence of Ojuela Adamite under both shortwave and longwave light. As both an exciting and cute miniature, this is quite the piece!

This specimen comes from the Dr. Miguel Romero Collection (, the major Mexican collection of modern history, which we had the good fortune to purchase in 2008. We also worked with the Mineralogical Record to produce a book about his collection, available digitally at