1.5" Lustrous, Orange Wulfenite and Mimetite - La Morita Mine, Mexico

This is a gorgeous cluster of orange wulfenite and yellow mimetite crystals, collected from the La Morita Mine in Chihuahua, Mexico. The wulfenite crystals exhibit a wonderful luster and are very translucent. The entire specimen measures 1.5 x 1.1".

It has been mounted to an acrylic display base with mineral tack.

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.

While these crystals are safe to hold, due to the fact that they are lead-based, washing your hands following handling is strongly suggested.

Wulfenite & Mimetite
La Morita Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
1.5 x 1.1"