Miniature, 5.4 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Ex. Martin Zinn
This mineral species reaches its worldwide zenith at Ojuela and Tsumeb and this is no exception. Nestled in a vug of limonite are several crystals of glassy, gemmy, bluish-gray, scorodite which reach .7 cm across. Small, but significant! Rich examples from Mexico date back 30 years and more, and are uncommon. Ojuela scorodites came out only in a few small pockets, to my understanding, and have not come out again in the last 20-plus years I have been collecting. The levels which produced these beauties, like the legrandite and purple adamite as well, are now flooded and lost to us.