Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 09.13.2022 | Filed under:


Specimen # 102717
Mineral: Legrandite
Location: Flor de Peña Mine, Lampazos de Naranjo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Size: 8.0 x 4.0 x 3.8 cm


Clusters of legrandite crystals on cream-coloured smithsonite from the Flor de Peña Mine, which is the type locality for legrandite – the first specimen was collected there by Louis C.A. Legrand, after whom the mineral was named. These legrandite crystals are sharp and lustrous with good colour, in radiating crystal aggregates. In excellent condition, minor imperfections are seen with magnification. The main cluster (measuring about 1 cm) at the top/end of the specimen is spectacular!

From the Tracy Kimmel collection, acquired originally from Jordi Fabre (label accompanies the specimen).

The definitive article on this locality is by Peter and Lauren Megaw,  in the Mineralogical Record, Special Issue – Mexico VII, Vol. 47:5, Sept-Oct 2016.


About Tracy Kimmel (click here)

Additional information

Dimensions 15 × 10 × 8 cm