Wulfenite With Calcite
San Juan Poniente Shaft, Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 7.9 x 4.7 x 2.9 cm
Although the larger and more isolated 1-cm crystals of butterscotch-colored wulfenite are lustrous and translucent, there is a cluster of tiny wulfenite crystals, in the center, that are absolutely glassy and gemmy (so much so, I had to doublecheck they were wulfenite!). All of this is emplaced on sculptural contrasting limonite with very minor bits of green mimetite and crystals of silky white calcite. An appealing combination piece tha tlooks like snow fell upon the wulfenite plate sitting on the ground, and MUCH more 3-dimensional in person.