Wulfenite With Mimetite
San Juan Poniente Shaft, Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Cabinet, 10.2 x 6.6 x 2.5 cm
A really aesthetic piece where the crystals literally seem to "Pop" out at you due to the overall form of the specimen. An ocherous, limonite matrix is the host for a thin crust of lustrous and translucent, green mimetite and lustrous and translucent, pseudocubic, caramel colored, isolated crystals of wulfenite, to .8 cm (on edge). The placement of the crystals, somethign about it, makes it look as if they curve out at you.