Specimen #676

Name: Purple Adamite

Type: Mineral

Locality: Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 8.2 x 6.3 x 4.5 cm

Weight: 149

Acquired: 2008-05-29

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: Y

Comment: ex. Gary Hansen collection, UNIQUE and WEIRD balls of lustrous, lavender-colored, manganoan adamite balls line a very well-placed vug in two-toned gosson matrix on this UNUSUAL specimen from the well-known Mina Ojuela of Mexico. A second, smaller vug features typical, yellow-green adamite crystals. This STRANGE, but showy specimen HAS to be related to the famous 1981 find of purple adamites at the mine. Purple adamite is one of the Holy Grail Mina Ojuela and Mexican speces for collectors. Ex Dr. Gary Hansen Collection and dating to the early 1980s. Value for this unique piece?? I have never seen another one like it.

Minerals: Adamite (Zn2(AsO4)(OH))

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Purple Adamite, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico - 8.2 x 6.3 x 4.5 cm F: 5


Purple Adamite, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico