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Legrandite with Adamite, Austinite and Kottigite
stock #AX-11-278
Mina Ojuela, Level 6, Municipio de Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
5.8 x 3.7 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450


A small cabinet Legrandite with great color contrast and many gemmy crystals. The red gossan matrix has a main open vug that is filled with bright yellow to orange crystals of Legrandite sitting on a light green druse of copper rich Austinite. Close exam with good magnification finds some tiny Kottigite, Adamite and other micro crystals as well. The main interest however is the Legrandite. The largest crystal sprays (which reach 2 CM) are pocket bound and so are not as well-defined, however the smaller crystals are impressively complete and perfect, many are free standing, sharply terminated, lustrous and transparent. Good Legrandites from Mina Ojuela are highly regarded, they are by far the best in the world and have only been found a few times in small numbers. This one is from the Benny Fenn find so is an early example and a good value.

Legrandite
stock #20.1-336
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.5 x 2.9 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $230
new year 2021

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.

Legrandite with Smithsonite etc.
stock #AX-10-952
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.2 x 3 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $110


Small but bright, sharp and gemmy free standing crystals of bright yellow Legrandite. These crystals line a vug with a druse of smaller more pale Legrandites as a background. A small area of Smithsonite in Scalenohedral crystals is also noted on the back of the matrix. This is an older specimen from 1970 vintage finds. Magnification reveals a few broken crystals at the edge but those in the central area are complete and perfect. A very good budget specimen.

Legrandite w. Smithsonite etc.
stock #A-10-656
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
6.2 x 3.8 x 2.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $360
Pre Holiday 2017

Gem clear bright yellow crystals of the Legrandite in several vugs on a Gossan matrix. A sprinkling of slender white Smithsonite crystals are also in some of the vugs as well, along with micro crystals that I can not identify. Many Legrandite crystals are perfect, undamaged and highly lustrous, but this is not a specimen for perfectionists since there are also some broken crystals in a few areas. For such a delicate mineral the condition overall is incredible, especially since some crystals protrude outside the protective vugs. Displays nicely but could be trimmed to make top notch thumbnail(s) if desired. As a rule these older Legrandites are very expensive even with some damage, this one is quite reasonable.

Legrandite
stock #16.1-304
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
5.9 x 3.1 x 2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $690


Well-exposed vug filled with perfect yellow acicular form Legrandites. Unlike many pieces these are free standing crystals not laying in the matrix. A choice piece with strong esthetics and color. Small globs of greenish Adamite are present as well, this is an older specimen dating back to the earliest finds at Ojuela.

Legrandite - single crystal
stock #16.1-279
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
2.1 x .5 x .4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $880
Winter 2016-17

A sharp and clean crystal of Legrandite with intense lemon yellow color. In undamaged condition even at 20X magnification, this is from the first find at Ojuela that produced the best of the specie. Legrandites have become something of a trophy specie and often very expensive even for average specimens. An outstanding thumbnail.

Legrandite
stock #AX-24-140
Mina Ojuela, Level 6, Municipio de Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
6.2 x 5.2 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Winter 2016-17

A fine and pretty matrix Legrandite with sharp canary yellow crystals protected in a vug. The condition as seen is excellent and undamaged despite the fragility of this rare mineral. While this could be trimmed to a fine thumbnail the larger matrix seems fine to me as is showing many other vugs and associations adding interest. Choice.

Legrandite
stock #AX-12-500
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.5 x 3.4 CM (miniature)
price: $480
Spring 2013

One of the most desirable rare minerals from Ojuela, Legrandite well displayed in a radiating burst of distinctive yellow. This is filling a shallow pocket in the gossan matrix,2.8 CM across. Several prismatic crystals are complete here but there are several broken ones too (Legrandite is especially brittle and and there are almost no specimens of any size without some damage). Despite the damage this is still well above average. None has been found for over 20 years now, this is an early piece last sold in the 1970s.