AMJ14 Austinite
Level 2, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
10.4x 6.7x 9.3 cm
$565

An great example of austinite from a recent find at the Ojuela Mine.  Austinite is a rare calcium zinc bearing arsenate best known from Tsumeb, the Majuba Hill mine in Utah, and the Ojuela Mine.  Tsumeb was best known for the green cuproaustinites, and at the Majuba Hill most specimens contained only semi-crusty crystalline aggregates.

The richness of these new specimens certainly makes them significant for the species, and the color saturation and size of the orbs on these examples in my opinion places them ahead of many of the examples even by the generally superior standards of pieces from Ojuela.

I'd also say the price is quite cheap, compared to what I've seen other dealers asking for lesser examples.... on other sites this would be somewhere between 3 and 4 times the price










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