Posted by: macadmin on 04.23.2020 | Filed under:


Specimen # 100009
Mineral: Adamite
Location: Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
Size: 9.3 x 7.0 x 6.7 cm


This is a sizeable matrix specimen, with a main radiating cluster of pale greenish yellow adamite crystals 4.6 cm in diameter.  Unlike many adamite specimens, this cluster is comprised of free-standing individual crystals. Lower down on the matrix there are also two small separate fan-like clusters. This is a very three-dimensional piece – you can spend quite a bit of time exploring it.

To my eye, compared to the photographs, in daylight the crystals are the slightest shade darker. The specimen has more sparkle in person because I only caught so many terminations with reflections.

The pale greenish yellow adamites are pristine (which is remarkable considering the size of the piece and how many adamite crystals there are).  This is a great specimen!