Wulfenite, Calcite on Quartz
Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos Mts., Chihuahua, Mexico
Thumbnail, 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm
Ex. William Panczner

A robust, chunky, lustrous, and really subtly interesting single wulfenite crystal is perched here on drusy quartz, with little calcite crystals surrounding the periphery. This is a unique thumbnail specimen, well trimmed and showing a fabulous and rare habit for wulfenite. The crystal is intensely colored and translucent. The contrast is striking. Properly, this is a "boxbuster" thumbnail, or a toenail in size. It could also pass for a small miniature. From the award-winning thumbnail collection of Sharon and William Panczner, author of the book Minerals Of Mexico, and last seen and exhibited in the 1960s