M'Fouti, Kouilou Department, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)
Miniature, 4.3 x 4.2 x 4.0 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda
M'Fouti Wulfenites, especially those from the 1970s mining, are very hard to obtain. These large, sharp, bi-pyramids are virtually compressed octahedrons, and they measure up to 2 cm across. Some have 'tabletop' modifications to their terminations, so these flat surfaces add even more interest. There is some edge wear here and there, which can be forgiven in a specimen of this rarity and is trivial in context. The luster ranges from good to fair on the unaltered surfaces. Seldom do you see ANYTHING from this small prospect from decades ago (mostly, these were mined in the 1950s-1960s, I have been told). Few survived.