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Wulfenite

ID: CC18650
This 15.0 x 16.0 cm plate of quite stunning colour-zoned Wulfenite is from the world famous Ojuela mine at Mapimí in Durango, Mexico.  Ojuela was one of the prolific producers of top-class specimens in the world and ranks right up there in any list alongside Tsumeb, Broken Hill and Franklin.  Wulfenite occurs at Ojuela in many habits and a whole diversity of colours, in this case, square plates with the appearance of sandwich biscuits filled with a layer of dark chocolate!  The tabular crystals average around 0.8 to 1.0 cm on edge, of which hundreds cover the top surface of a rusty plate of limonitic matrix.  Each crystal has an outer creamy yellow butterscotch face between which a perfectly regular band of dark chocolate brown Wulfenite is sandwiched.  The butterscotch faces are semi-glassy and their edges are semi-lustrous while the sandwiched dark layer also has a matt lustre.  This is a museum grade, large cabinet specimen, one which will look magnificent when displayed.

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Dimensions
15.0 × 16.0 × 6.0 cm
Categories
Tungstates, Molybdates and Chromates
Locality
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico, North America

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Wulfenite

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