Wulfenite and Dioptase with Mimetite
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Kay Robertson
Gorgeous, old specimen that is the type of combination piece that made the Mammoth Mine so famous. The lustrous, emerald-green Dioptase grows in well-formed balls of almost acicular crystals, and they are associated with numerous, reddish-orange, 3-4 mm Wulfenite crystals that are translucent to gemmy. The color combination is a knockout. Add in abundant spheres of yellow-orange Mimetite, and you have a super-aesthetic classic from Tiger. The pics are great, but I like it even better in person. Obtained from Scott Williams, her favorite dealer, probably in the 1950's judging by Kay's catalog number.