Mimetite and hemimorphite
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Minas Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico <br /><br />4 1/4" across <br /><br />Ex Professor Marcus Origlieri collection <br /><br />This piece consist of vibrant yellow, glistening spheres of mimetite on a contrasting dark matrix. Scattered over both the mimetite spheres and the rock are terminated, bladed, lustrous crystals of hemimorphite. The combination of the two species is stunning and characteristic of Mapimi.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This piece was traded from Professor Marcus Origlieri during a visit to his air conditioned storage locker in Tucson during late 2012.  </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photo by Matthew Webb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  </p>

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