• Legrandite
  • Legrandite
  • Legrandite
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Legrandite

$450.00   €427  £360.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC32374
Should you ever be unsure just which of Mexico’s many famous mines Ojuela is, it’s the one with the scary-looking suspension foot bridge!  Crossing a deep gorge, one end of the bridge provides access to the adit portal emerging from a sheer vertical cliff face.  Enough of the bridge and down to business with this lovely miniature Legrandite, a rare zinc arsenate.  The Legrandite forms superb, gemmy to translucent acidic lemon yellow crystals over what looks like a micro-botryoidal druse of apricot Mimetite crystals, but is probably limonite-coated Quartz.  The Legrandite crystals measure up to 5 mm long and have a bright glassy lustre.

Details

Dimensions
4.2 × 4.5 × 2.8 cm
Categories
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Rare Minerals
Locality
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico, North America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Legrandite