Wulfenite With Calcite
San Juan Poniente Shaft, Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Miniature, 5.5 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm
Two, isolated, pseudocubic, lustrous and translucent, butterscotch-colored crystals of wulfenite, to 1.3 cm across are emplaced on an ocherous, limonite matrix. There are also a few crystals of pearly-lustrous, white, calcite, measuring .2 cm across. The stark form and isolation of these crystals is amazing, and it is a very fine specimen. The price is higher than it might be otherwise because the crystals are, in person, so robust and fat that they glow with color and just leap out compared to other specimens in this pocket, to a degree hard to explain except in person.