Adamite (Var: Cuprian Adamite)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 6.0 x 3.4 cm
This mine is very well known for it's Adamite specimens, but some of the most highly sought after specimens of the Cuprian variety of Adamite are found here. This piece features several sharp, lustrous, gemmy, blue-green color crystals of cuprian adamite sitting on Limonite matrix. The size of the crystals is very good for this material, and they have superb crystal from with an almost wet looking luster. These crystals are translucent, but are the perfect contrast for the orange-brown Limonite matrix.