near Urumqi, Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, Northern China
Cabinet, 14.4 x 13.0 x 10.6 cm
A large, 3-dimensional specimen with a huge display face just chock full of 1.5 to 2 cm crystals! These crystals are really sharp and a little thinner than other specimens', so they are also a bit more translucent. And fragile... there is some minimal damage to the core and damage around the periphery. The crystals have a deep red color, tinged by slight brown hue possibly from matrix inclusions. Judicious picking and trimming could improve the periphery considerably, if you spend a little time. It is, nonetheless, a lot of eye candy and a huge amount of good China wulfenite for the price, as is. In a case, it is very showy!