Cuprian Adamite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 5.6 x 3.8 cm
Terra-cotta colored limonite is the matrix for a cluster of deeply colored glassy and translucent, emerald-green crystals of cuproadamite, to .8 cm across. The color contrast as well as the difference in texture is incredible in terms of aesthetics and most unusual for the material. The isolation of so many crystals, instead of the usual jumbled look, is also rare in a piece of this size.