Wulfenite With Calcite and Mimetite
San Juan Poniente Shaft, Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 3.6 x 2.7 cm
This aesthetic specimen contains four mineral species. An ocherous, limonite is covered by lustrous, rhombohedral, silky/pearlescent-white crystals of calcite to .3 cm across, which give way to a small area of lustrous and translucent, botryoidal green mimetite. Emplaced on top are several, isolated lustrous and translucent, butterscotch-colored crystals of wulfenite, measuring 1.5 cm in length. Elegant specimen with not only isoaltion of the wulfenites (unusual for the find) but isolation of those same wulfenites on CONTRASTING matrix that look sas if snow fell upon it, to hihglight with color contrast both the brown matrix and the butterscotch crystals on it. The intergrowth with green mimetite is a bonus. This is simply one of my favorite pieces, period!