San Juan Poniente Shaft, Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 7.4 x 6.3 x 3.3 cm
A contrasting, limonite matrix is the host for a bit of botryoidal, mimetite and several classically crystallized, lustrous and translucent, butterscotch-colored crystals of wulfenite, to 1.0 cm in length. They are sharply pseudocubic, an effect heightended by their translucence. The piece is very colorful and fine overall, with just a small spot of damage in the upper-right corner to bring it down from double this price as originally estimated when I made my hasty valuations and had to decide to buy this pocket on the spot at 1 AM one morning.