near Urumqi, Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, Northern China
Cabinet, 13.3 x 12.5 x 4.2 cm
This oddball specimen is the only one of its kind I have here in the update, and one of a very few of this style found, featuring crystals that look more like vanadinite than wulfenite because they are fat, juicy, and all canted at odd angles. They just do not LOOK like wulfenite at first glance, but they are. Many of these robust crystals have large side faces, steeply bevelled, that are 5-6 mm thick. So, these crystals are the sturdiest style of all here, and again probably the most unusual in form. In person, this is more obvious!