Wulfenite With Mimetite
San Juan Poniente Shaft, Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 8.7 x 7.5 x 3.6 cm
Bi-pyramidal, lustrous and translucent, unusually elongate wulfenite crystals, to 2 cm in length have grown in a jackstraw pattern. These crystals are in turn emplaced on a crust of botryoidal, translucent, green mimetite. The matrix is an ocherous, gossany, limonite. Very nice contrast of not only color, but of the form of the sharp angular wulfenite on rounded matrix! No damage except for one crystal near the top left edge (which can be trimmed off in any case)