1.3" Red-Orange Descloizite Crystals on Matrix - Apex Mine, Mexico

This is a gorgeous formation of descloizite crystals on matrix that was collected from the Apex mine in Chihuahua, Mexico. Descloizite has the chemical formula PbZn(VO4)(OH) and is often found as a secondary mineral in the oxidation zone of multi-metallic complex ore deposits.

The lead in the descloizite can be harmful if absorbed into the blood stream by inhalation or ingestion. The crystals won't pose a health hazard just sitting on a shelf but it would be recommended to wash your hands after handling.



DETAILS
SPECIES
Descloizite (Descloisite) & Quartz
LOCATION
Apex Mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Mun., Chihuahua, Mexico
SIZE
1.3 x 1.3"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#155881