Adamite (Var: Cuprian Adamite)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 7.7 x 5.3 x 3.8 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 dozens of sharp, lustrous, gemmy, rich blue-green color crystals of Cuprian adamite sitting on Limonite matrix. I've photographed some of the crystals under the micro scope to help show how superb the quality truly is. These crystals are very gemmy and lustrous with rich color, especially for the size. These specimens are not nearly as readily available as they once were, and they are truly some of the most significant Adamite specimens extant.