Wulfenite (World Class Miniature!)
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, USA
Miniature, 4.6 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm
Ex. Martin Zinn
Aesthetically perched on a sliver of rhyolite matrix is a superb, gemmy, highly lustrous, reddish-orange, wulfenite crystal, measuring 2.5 cm across. This was from the small "Barlow pocket" discovery in 1996 by Bruce Barlow and associates. The color and quality of this specimen approaches those from the famous Ed Over pocket in 1938. Only a handful of specimens were found, of which this is certainly among the best. It is elegant, by any useage of that word! Without a doubt, this is a competition miniature!