Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
Over the several centuries of its operation, the Ojuela Mine in Durango, Mexico has furnished the cabinets of collectors with a cornucopia of beautifully crystallized minerals; some of them the best ever found from anywhere in the world. Some of the exquisite things that have emerged from the hundreds of kilometers of workings are snow-white sprays of Hemimorphite: a Zinc ore not normally found in well-formed crystals. In this instance stubby, sword shaped prisms radiate in all directions from the ridges and recesses of a strikingly attractive orange-brown gossan matrix. This large cabinet sized specimen sports literally hundreds of these shining blades, each bearing several scintillating faces, giving the aggregate the overall appearance of frost covered rusted iron. This fine specimen is in excellent to pristine condition with the only broken crystals on the periphery of the piece.
Overall Measurements: 7.5 x 6.75 x 4.25 inches (19.05 x 17.15 x 10.8 cm)
Offered at no reserve.
Provenance: Western Minerals [Hoppel #D1929]
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