Wulfenite on Baryte
Los Lamentos Mts (Sierra de Los Lamentos), Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
Large Cabinet, 20.5 x 15.0 x 13.0 cm
Ex. Dalton and Consie Prince
This large piece is really interesting and different from the norm for this material. All are older, generally 1970s or prior. This is a style I have seen sometimes in little pieces, but not on something the size of a volleyball. The Baryte matrix looks like the windswept desert rocks in Utah, elegant and swirling as if in motion. The butterscotch to orange-colored wulfenites sprinkled atop seem as if they are just barely holding on, but they are solidly embedded into the matrix. This is an old piece from the dealer stock of deceased dealers Consie and Dalton Prince, of Houston (though it had never been cleaned and trimmed til recently). Joe Budd photos above. The shot in hand is shown in fluorescent light instead of halogens, and shows a little more red tone.