• Wulfenite with Mimetite
  • Wulfenite with Mimetite
Native Elements

Wulfenite with Mimetite

$7,500.00   €6,319  £5,700.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20045
The superb specimens of Wulfenite and Mimetite being produced from La Morita mine in Chihuahua, Mexico, are relatively new, having only first been encountered in the mine in late 2018.  The mine is worked for lead, zinc, silver and baryte, but has become known amongst collectors for its high-quality Wulfenite with Mimetite.  This delightful specimen almost divides into two halves: one of orange Wulfenite, the other of yellow Mimetite.  The Wulfenite forms as intermeshed blades to 2.9 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm with a preferential surface alteration from one direction.  This produces highly lustrous bright apricot-orange faces from one side and light butterscotch-toffee brown faces with a silky lustre from the other.  The Mimetite forms zingy acidic lemon-yellow spheres of between 1- and 2-mm diameter and, although this comes across as very tiny, in reality, their rich tapestry is bright, distinct and highly aesthetic.  A delightful specimen from this fairly new Mexican locality.

Details

Dimensions
7.6 × 5.2 × 3.0 cm
Categories
Native Elements, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Tungstates, Molybdates and Chromates
Locality
La Morita mine, Chihuahua, Mexico

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Mimetite, Wulfenite

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