Austinite with Adamite


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This piece is all about presentation. On the typical gossan Ojuela matrix rests a layer of iron stained bubbly goethite on which an aggregation of lemon yellow adamites formed. On the adamites, perched like a bird on a branch, is a 1cm radial cluster of opaque (and relatively rare) austinite. If not for two contact points with the adamites this would be a world class miniature. Instead, it is a damn fine display specimen at a bargain price!

Locality: Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico

Composition: Zinc arsenate hydroxide and calcium zinc arsenate

Dimensions: 5.4 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm
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Dimensions: 5.4 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm