Wulfenite on Mimetite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Miniature, 5.3 x 5.3 x 3.9 cm
Ex. Dr. Miguel Romero
A limonite matrix is host to tabular, lustrous and translucent, orangey-caramel crystals of wulfenite, to 1.5 cm across. Contrasting dramatically with the wulfenites are botryoids of apple green mimetite, to .7 cm across. The major crystal is intact, though some secondary crystals are admittedly damaged. Nevertheless, An appealing old combo specimen from Mina Ojuela - this is a very rare combo, found jsut a few times in the past. This particular pocket, with large crystals and stark contrast, was noted from the early 1980s.. Comes with custom lucite base already made for the specimen. This specimen was on loaned exhibit in the University of Arizona Museum for over a decade until my purchase of this collection in 2008.