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Paradamite on Smithsonite
stock #21.1-506
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
8.8 x 6.7 x 5.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $730
Fall 22

A blocky matrix hosts a well-crystallized patch of creamy Smithsonite crystals mixed with bright lemon-yellow and orange Paradamites. A choice and colorful specimen that shows this rare specie very well. Paradamite from Ojuela is considered to be the world’s best, it is a highly sought after uncommon specie. These crystals reach to 8MM in size and are in excellent condition, the Smithsonite adds a nice contrast. Matrix on this piece is a sold blocky type that is not the crumbly and fragile sort. This looks fine by naked eye and is amazing under magnification. The main crystallized area on the matrix is 5.5 CM across. A very good value for a cabinet sized Paradamite.

SOLD Paradamite
stock #SOLD 20.1-897-(ZSPRA4105)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4 x 2.8 x 1.3 CM (miniature)
price: $0
new year 2021

Miniature specimen densely covered with bright, glassy crystals of Paradamite. A choice piece of this highly desired rare species from Ojuela. This specimen has been in the J.A. Dague, Dr. Herman March and the Terry Szenics collections. In fine condition, the crystals are very sharp and gem clear. Older specimen from the early find, the matrix is typical gossan but stable and solid without any crumbling.