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Tungstates, Molybdates and Chromates

Wulfenite

$1,500.00   €1,280  £1,100.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC8505
Tabular Wulfenite is classified as common at Tsumeb, the famous lead-copper-zinc-silver mine in Namibia, but splendid octahedral crystals are rare. This magnificent large miniature has a completely matt, sooty black matrix of probable altered Tennantite richly coated with razor-sharp, highly reflective glassy Wulfenite crystals. Although these are a dark honey-tan, they adopt the darkness of the light-absorbing matrix, making them appear black or even dark blue. The Wulfenite initially looks like the dark blue variety Chillagite, but examination shows this is not the case. The Wulfenite crystals measure to about 4 mm across and range from complete octahedral crystals to tabular crystals distorted towards truncated octahedrons. This is an excellent and rather different miniature Tsumeb Wulfenite.

Details

Dimensions
4.5 × 6.8 × 2.8 cm
Categories
Latest Additions, Tungstates, Molybdates and Chromates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Wulfenite

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