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Adamite - purple, with Lotharmeyerite
stock #3.1-249
Mina Ojuela, Level 6, Municipio de Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.7 x 2.4 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $290
Spring 23

A bubbly gossan matrix hosts a group of lustrous purple Adamite crystals. The purple Adamites at Mina Ojuela are the rarest of colors and practically unknown from anyplace else. This specimen also has some micro crystal clusters of Lothameyerite. The Adamites are translucent to transparent and have some zoning of the color. Often called Manganoan Adamite, these crystals are sharp, well-terminated and contrast well with the matrix. A very good value for a miniature of this usually far more expensive variety of Adamite.

Adamite - classic Mexican
stock #16.1-147
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
6.3 x 4.7 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $950
Fall 22

A killer hemisphere of green Adamite crystals resting on a second generation of red-brown Adamite and Calcite. An older piece from Mina Ojuela which has produced so many great Adamites in a wide array of forms. One of the most sought after is the compound ball or hemisphere form. This ball is large (almost 4 CM across) with fine luster as seen. One side shows the rounded faces of the cluster of Adamite crystals that form the ball. The opposite side is completely different, it is concave to flattish with a rim of sharper more defined prismatic crystal that have extra bright luster. The Matrix is the usual gossan but well covered with sharp Adamite crystals that seem to be included by some of the Hematite giving a reddish color. The ball itself is vividly fluorescent and all is in fine condition.

Adamite - two color / phantom crystals with Legrandite
stock #10.1-174
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
8.4 x 4.3 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450
Post Tucson 2022

A very fine and impressive Adamite from the famed Mina Ojuela. Aside from the rich covering of crystals, this is particularly choice due to the crystals having two colors, the core of these is a purple-magenta while the exterior is a yellow-green hue. The exterior color seems to vary depending on the light used, but the hue is more yellow than green under most lighting. Of the many colors of Adamite from Ojuela the most rare and sought after is the purple (manganoan). The combination of this with the yellow-green is quite esthetic. Most collectors agree the Adamites from this locale are the world's best and highly respected. In excellent condition and better in person.

Adamite on Gossan (Hematite)
stock #AX-19-062
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
7.6 x 4.7 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $120
Late Summer 2021

Adamite crystals in pale green balls scattered on a contrasting red Gossan matrix. In fine condition as seen, the balls are in clusters and a few are fully isolated. Good sparkling luster in the spheres and with nicely fluorescent as well. Adamites from Ojuela are incredibly varied in color and habit, some forms do not exist in any other locality world wide. Modern classics this is an affordable yet very pretty specie and specimen.

Adamite - gemmy balls
stock #10.1-172
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
5.3 x 4.3 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Early summer 2021

Lustrous green spherical clusters of Adamite crystals contrasting with a dark gossan matrix. An esthetic yet affordable Adamite, this is also intensely fluorescent. Adamites have been found for decades at Mina Ojuela and are common in the mineral market. Good complete balls are much more rare and the vivid green is especially choice. These balls are translucent to transparent, glassy, apple green and have a "wet-look" luster. A choice piece and better in person.

Adamite on Goethite
stock #17.1-553
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
5.3 x 3.7 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $250
new year 2021

Adamite crystals with glassy luster and classic bipyramidal form in dense cluster on Gossan matrix. One "finger" of Adamite has fully encased a knob of Goethite adding a nice 3 dimensional touch. Pale green-yellow color, good fluorescence and damage-free in the center areas with just typical edge breaks on the outer margins. Since the Ojuela Mine has produced so much nice Adamite, good specimens in many colors continue to be a very good value for collectors.

Adamite - purple
stock #17.1-548
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.4 x 3.7 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $240
new year 2021

A pretty yet affordable miniature of the rarest color of Adamite, a good deep magenta-purple. Ex Les Hitchings collection, this has larger crystals with purple to white zoning and smaller crystals with a more vivid purple. As is typical of these Adamites the color is more concentrated and vivid at the terminations. The matrix holds a bonus some micro slender Legrandite crystals on the backside in a small vug of the Goethite matrix.

Calcite on Adamite
stock #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.