Cabinet, 12.1 x 8.4 x 5.2 cm
San Juan Poniente Shaft, Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
This matrix specimen is decidedly different from the previous ones and in fact from ALL OTHERS in this pocket...there is not another like it that I know of. A deep vug of limonite is coated with a thin druse of seemingly chocolate colored mimetite (?). upon which are emplaced lustrous and translucent, thick, butterscotch-colored crystals of wulfenite to 2.0 cm across. Some crystals exhibit a lighter butterscotch-colored hue at the terminations, and a few are doubly terminated. The wulfenites are very fat and robust, and yet show signs of solution etching, almost as if they are "melting" for lack of a better word, a bit deformed in the sharp form they should have. The effect is, for lack of a better word to convey it," ghostly" in a cute and interesting sense. It
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