Wulfenite With Mimetite
San Juan Poniente Shaft, Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 5.0 x 3.7 cm
Nestled on contrasting limonite is a carpet of olive green mimetite upon which are HUGE bi-pyramidal, lustrous, translucent crystals of butterscotch-colored wulfenite in crystals to 2.0 cm in length. The impact is very striking in person and these are among the largest crystals I have seen from either recent find. The setting on the carpet of green mimetite, for a 3-color contrast, really makes this piece leap out visually.