1.5" Red-Orange Bipyramidal Wulfenite Crystals - Melissa Mine, Arizona

 
This is a gorgeous, 1.5" wide specimen that contains several bipyramidal, red-orange wulfenite crystals. This specimen was collected from the Melissa Mine in La Paz County, Arizona.

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 their being lead based, washing your hands following handling is strongly suggested.

FOR SALE
$15 $12
DETAILS
SPECIES
Wulfenite
LOCATION
Melissa Mine, Trigo Mountains, La Paz County, Arizona
SIZE
1.5" wide
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#118989