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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.

Wulfenite with Calcite etc.
stock #21.1-332
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
3.6 x 3.3 x 2.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $90
Late Summer 2021

Older blocky style Wulfenite crystals with small Calcites on gossan matrix. The majority of the large crystals are complete and slightly distorted with a burnt orange color and good luster. In good condition overall, some minor damage exists but is not very evident. Another modern classic from Ojuela.

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.

Conichalcite with Calcite
stock #21.1-177
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
7.4 x 5.6 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $850
Late Summer 2021

A fine and unusually esthetic Conichalcite from the mid 1970 finds at the legendary Mina Ojuela. This piece looks great on three sides, the Conichalcite forms vivid small green spheres some with clear sharp Calcite crystals. On one face of the specimen the Conichalcite balls have formed selectively over Goethite rods or "fingers". On another side the Calcites have grown over the Conichalcites which allow the bright green color to shine through. Conichalcite is not rare from Ojuela but such large, showy and esthetic specimens are rare. Excellent example of this important specie and very fine for this classic mine as well.

Mimetite with Wulfenite and Calcite
stock #15.1-536
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
10.3 x 5.8 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
Early summer 2021

Green botryoidal Mimetite is decorated with a few blocky orange-yellow Wulfenites in an open seam. A choice example of this habit and association from Mina Ojuela (Mexico) from the earlier finds in the late 1970's. The matrix is a spongy microcrystaline Mimetite / Wulfenite as well, but outside of the open cavity the color is a less attractive brown and more dull luster. The seam also holds a few Calcite crystals in flattened rhomb form as well. Green Mimetite in this form is somewhat less common than the yellow worldwide.

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.

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.

Hemimorphite on Goethite
stock #18-AX-035
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
6.8 x 5.6 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
new year 2021

Remarkable esthetics, a bright white radiating cluster of bladed Hemimorphite crystals set in a sculptural Gossan matrix. The matrix is quite unusual being a series of concentric half spherical voids or cups which are all empty except one with the flower-like spray perched in the center. There has been thousands of Hemimorphite specimens found over the years at Mina Ojuela, it takes something very special to stand out in the crowd. This is such a piece with excellent form and bright luster on the Hemimorphite blades.