1.3" Wulfenite Crystal Cluster - Mexico

This specimen contains red-orange, tabular wulfenite crystals clustered together. This specimen was collected from the San Francisco Mine in Sonora, Mexico.

Wulfenite is a lead based, molybdate mineral with a chemical formula Pb(MoO4). It forms as a secondary mineral in the oxidation zones of hydrothermal lead deposits, with coloring ranging anywhere between yellow to bright orange and red, and occasionally brown. Typically forming as tabular, stubby or pyramidal crystals, this unique mineral can be both brilliantly transparent and opaque.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Wulfenite
LOCATION
San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico
SIZE
1.3" wide. Largest crystal is .7"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#67729