Wulfenite With Calcite
San Juan Poniente Shaft, Ojuela Mine, Mapimi Durango Mexico
Cabinet, 12.2 x 6.9 x 3.4 cm
Due to the fragile nature of the matrix, few good larger specimens in thsi quality could be extracted. Sharp pseudocubic crystals of lustrous and translucent, butterscotch-colored wulfenite, to 1.0 cm in length cover much of the matrix. A few of the wulfenite crystals are doubly terminated. Adding color contrast are unusually silky/lustrous, white calcite crystals to .25 cm across. Sawed on the bottom, so it sits flat for display - but very much more 3-dimensional in person than it seems. This large specimen is nearly pristine, too.