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Legrandite
stock #20.1-336
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.5 x 2.9 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $230


Radiating bright yellow crystals of Legrandite clustered in a spray partly protected in a shallow vug. On the typical gossan matrix, this specimen also has a few other smaller areas of Legrandite. One of the more sought after species from Mina Ojuela (or any place else) this from the early finds of the 1970's. Although Legrandite is known from about 20 localities worldwide only three finds produced "good" specimens with the very best from Mina Ojuela. As is typical there is some contacting and incomplete crystals but there are also many complete ones with perfectly terminated points. Especially impressive under magnification, this is a nice specimen that is not insanely expensive.

Fluorite - rare red fluorescent with Cu- Austinite
stock #19.1-759
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.5 x 3.8 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $650


A very clear, fully transparent Fluorite is nicely perched on a mineral-rich matrix that includes clusters of Austinite and bright green Cu Austinite. This Fluorite has the rare vivid bright red fluorescence which is quite unusual for the mineral from any other find. Also rather unusual is this Fluorite has smooth, glassy transparent faces, this is very rare at Ojuela where most Fluorite has stepped faces and is more translucent than transparent. A super esthetic miniature this is in perfect undamaged condition by naked eye, it takes a 20X magnification to reveal a tiny bruise. Way better in person and the UV response is as good as I have ever seen.

SOLD Hemimorphite
stock #SOLD 20.1-467
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
6 x 5.9 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $0


Bright white radiating sprays of bladed crystals rising from a gossan matrix. In outstanding condition with no damage, this flower-like specimen shows the form that made these Hemis world famous. This specimen from the Les Hitchings collection was purchased in 1968. At that time these large well-defined crystals were unlike any others and great news in the mineral world. This piece is of a choice quality not often seen any more, and very unlike more recent finds.

Wulfenite with Mimetite
stock #18-AX-11-227
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.7 x 3.8 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $290


Elongated orange Wulfenites crystals free standing on a mixed matrix of Mimentite and gossan. From the epic discoveries in 2017 at Mina Ojuela, this sweet miniature has fine color, luster and is in excellent condition. This was a large find and produced a lot of specimens but few small pieces presented this well.

Calcite on Adamite
stock #18-AX-11-280
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
5 x 4.2 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $165


Sparkling reddish-pink Calcites encrust and contrast with green Adamite balls. Great luster and vivid color, this is hard to fully appreciate in photos but has really good display impact. Most of the Adamite is fully encased under the Calcite but it is seen clearly at some angles. Ojuela has produced many fine Adamites in many habits during a long history. This color combo is not so common, this miniature piece is in fine undamaged condition and would go well in a suite of choice Mexican minerals.

Adamite
stock #17.1-550
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
5.7 x 4.6 x 1.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Spring 2020

Adamite crystals standing up from the limonite matrix in both white and light mint green colors. Early seventies vintage specimen from Mina Ojuela, ex Les Hitchings collection. Vivid fluorescence and in excellent condition. A few Calcite crystals are also on the matrix but this is mostly all Adamite. So much good Adamite came out during that period in many habits that these were under respected. Currently much less is coming out and we know this was a golden age for the worlds best examples of this specie. Choice display with good visual impact for the size.

Adamite
stock #9.1-081
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.7 x 3.6 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $530
Spring 2020

Highly esthetic cluster of radiating fans and "pinwheels" of bright Adamite crystals with minimal matrix. In superb condition, damage free and displayable from several angles. The Ojuela mine has been operating for hundreds of years and has a well earned reputation for exceptional minerals many of which are worlds best. The Adamites from here are unquestionably the worlds best and come in many colors, forms and associations. The vivid lemon-green balls, fans and free standing pinwheels are one of the most desirable (and uncommon) forms. This is an older ex Ernie Schlichter specimen and a superb miniature with top brilliant luster. Vintage about 1975, this quality level has never been common and is now even more rare.

Mimetite and Calcite over Wulfenite
stock #AC-036
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
3.9 x 2.8 x 2.4 CM (miniature)
price: $750
Spring 2020

A super choice old Wulfenite found over 40 years ago with rare green color. The Wulfenites blades are likely a transparent yellow color inside but the overgrowth and inclusion of green acicular Mimetites adds the coveted green color. The Wulfenites are also overgrown with clear Calcite and some reddish Calcites on the ridges aded a nice color contrast. In excellent condition, these are almost never available. Displays well on several sides, the main crystals are complete and undamaged but there is a peripheral broken blade seen on just one side. Excellent bright sparkling esthetics and a nice addition to any serious Wulfenite suite.