Dims: 2.7" x 2.0" x 1.7" (6.9 x 5.1 x 4.3 cm)
Wt: 2.51 oz. (71.1 g)
Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
I find the contrast in this specimen most pleasant. Several clusters of green Adamite reside on a rust-red limonite host rock. The Adamite crystals have a pale yellow-green coloration that is greener than most specimens that I have seen from this locality. They do not exceed 0.2" (5 mm) in length and occur in aggregates with curved faces. Their luster is adamantine (of course!) and they are translucent. The limonite base is dull in luster and opaque, and its brown-red coloration is nearly complementary to the yellow-green of the adamite. I find it quite attractive.