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Selenite - optically clear stacked crystals
stock #20.1-128
Naica Mine. Naica, Municipio de Saucillo
Chihuahua, Mexico
7.8 x 4.5 x 2.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $390

Sharp and transparent crystals of Selenite in an aligned cluster. These are textbook perfect in form, and oddly enough show no signs of true twinning which is the more common habit. As seen this is in fine condition, no damage but some very minor edge wear is noted just to be comprehensive. Selenite is not rare at all but super fine clear crystals like this are really uncommon. The stack of individual crystals is perfectly oriented and a nice example of epitaxy.

Mottramite covering Wulfenite
stock #22.1-045
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
9.6 x 6.8 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $590

Strangely esthetic and in fantastic condition, this is a rather rare example of this find at Mina Ojuela. Crystals of Wulfenite have been covered and mostly replaced by thick masses of Mottramite. This material was found in a small but exciting discovery in 2018-19. It was distinctive and most pieces were quickly snatched up by collectors. This is being recycled from that find and is well above average for quality and form. A very nice addition for a suite of pseudomorphs, Mexican classics or just strange and wonderful minerals.

SOLD Selenite -Classic Mexican locale
stock #SOLD AX-19-144
Naica Mine. Naica, Municipio de Saucillo
Chihuahua, Mexico
7.8 x 5.2 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $0

From the famed Naica mines of Chihuahua Mexico, a fine cabinet sized spray of thin transparent crystals on a massive gypsum matrix. In excellent condition, a delicate and attractive piece on all sides. This mine is famed for producing very large sized crystals and such smaller pieces in fine shape like this were quite uncommon. One special aspect is the unusual white phantoms inside some of the colorless clear crystals.

Cerussite - blue-green crystals on Pyrite
stock #AX-29-107
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
9.6 x 6.3 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $380

Several habits of well-formed Cerusite crystals are scattered on a Pyrite matrix. The Cerussite covers both sides of this piece but the best are on the side shown here. In fine condition with excellent color on the crystals. It has been said the green coating is Posnjakite and other sources say it is Langite. Both are logical possibilities but this is untested. No matter the source, the color and sharp crystal habit make for a very attractive specimen. From a find in 2015 at the Ojuela Mine, one of history’s greatest sources of mineral surprises.

stock #AX-10-868
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
7.3 x 6.8 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $420

A rich and large vug of Aurichalcite crystals in hairlike masses and clusters. Excellent color and in very fine condition. A classic from Mina Ojuela, this is a fairly old (1970-80 era) specimen and far better than the usual seen from this locality .It has a very large blue zone, long hairs (to well over 1 CM) in thick layers and has real display impact. Very few minerals in the world have this exact color, it stands out in any cabinet!

Grossular - Raspberry Garnet, older find
stock #23.1-728
Sierra de la Cruz, Municipio de Sierra Mojada
Coahuila, Mexico
1.7 x 1.3 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $380
Pre Tucson

A small thumbnail with big color, a cluster of the Raspberry Garnets from Sierra de las Cruces (Coahuila, Mexico). This is from the Larry White collection, it has almost no matrix and is just bright red Garnets with very nice luster and in very good condition. Larry obtained this in 2000 from NE Geological Supply at the Springfield show. This would have been the earlier find of this type of more vivid Garnets which were very exciting at that show. Larry had excellent taste and though small this is a choice thumbnail!

Hemimorphite - Mexican classic
stock #17.1-589
Mina Ojuela, Level 6, Municipio de Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
6.4 x 4.9 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $850
Pre Tucson

Sprays and individual crystals to 1.8 CM are freestanding on the Gossan matrix. In excellent condition, most of these translucent white crystals are arranged in radiating sprays with the flat edges always parallel to each other. The famed Mina Ojuela at one time produced a lot of Hemimorphite, much was well-crystalized. However, even in the golden years at the mine this would be a fine specimen, far above average esthetically. There are no new finds of this quality for the past few years, this specimen is almost 50 years old. Ex Les Hitchings Collection, his ledger notes he obtained it at Ojuela in 1964, this was the very early period of fine Mexican minerals being sought by US collectors. Far better in person.

Adamite (Cuprian)
stock #23.1-644
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.9 x 3.4 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $120
Pre Tucson

Classic Adamite crystals from Mina Ojuela but with the more rare color. Well-defined mint green crystals on contrasting gossan matrix in good condition as seen. The crystals have glassy faces and translucent milky interiors. A nice affordable and attractive Adamite from this most incredibale locality. This can be trimmed to a pair of thumbnails but we like it as is.