Manganoan Adamite (excellent) ex Consie Prince Coll.

Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 7.7 x 5.7 x 4.5 cm
Start Time: 11/28/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/03/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Purple (manganoan) adamite is one of the three Holy Grail species from Mina Ojuela, along with legrandite and scorodite. This excellent and very showy specimen features two, nifty, adjacent vugs filled with glassy, purple adamite crystals to 6 mm in a sculptural, sturdy, gossan matrix. This piece is from the one-time find in 1981 and is SUPER representative for this very desirable manganoan-adamite species (erroneously once though to be cobaltoan). Ex Consie Prince Collection. I would value this around $800-1000 for the excellent quality and richness.

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