ADAM08-08
Adamite
$1,200.00
Miniature, 4.7 x 4.2 x 2.1 cm
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico

This matrix specimen is composed of two rounded aggregates of translucent crystals of glassy and gemmy, lime green adamite. The "ball" widens to 3.0 cm across. One of the botryoids is a rosy-red color due to included limonite within the adamite, something I have only rarely seen before! When the specimen is turned over, the radiating pattern of the adamite is clearly discernible from the backside. From the front, however, it looks more like a mushroom with multiple terminations than a cluster of terminated crystals all culminating at the same distance, more or less. The association of the bright green atop, on the reddish adamite below, is striking and unique. Out of perhaps 1500 specimens I saw, this was the ONE with such a habit I know of.

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