Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts., La Paz County, Arizona, USA
Miniature, 3.5 x 2.3 x 0.7 cm
Ex. Bob Bartsch
If I did not personally get this from Rock Currier, who got it from his friend Bob Bartsch who self-collected it in the 1960s, I would believe this to be an old 1930's Ed Over specimen. It has the right size, color, and fat robust shape as that old find! Seldom have any more modern finds duplicated the old, in this size. Lustrous and translucent, with a classic deep reddish orange color, this wulfenite miniature is representative of the best that has been mined from the world's top wulfenite locality since the 1930s when Ed Over made it famous among collectors. The piece has a dramatic presence in person that is hard to convey. You just do not SEE Red Cloud wulfenite in such size, and it is a special piece.