3.7" Rich MossyGreen MOTTRAMITE Bubbly Botryoidal Fuzzy Crystals Mexico for sale

  • $53.60$80.00
  • Mineral: Mottramite
  • Product Code: EB0215MOTT4
  • Availability: In Stock

Here is a superb specimen of velvety mottramite on brown gossan matrix from the new, late 2011 find at the Ojuela Mine in Mapimi. The mineral is formed in a botryoidal habit (it's actually microcrystalline), and the color is a dark, forest green. Because of its richness and the fully developed botryoidal forms, the quality is very high. Specimens from this find were positively identified as near-end member mottramite by the folks at the University of Arizona, who used X-ray diffraction and unit cell refinement. Specimens of mottramite of this quality haven't been available since the heyday years at Tsumeb.

Location Mina Ojuela, Level 35, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Size 4.0" x 3.3" x 1.9"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand