1.6" Orange, Tabular Wulfenite Crystals - La Morita Mine, Mexico

This is a gorgeous formation of orange wulfenite crystals on matrix, collected from the La Morita Mine in Chihuahua, Mexico. The wulfenite crystals exhibit a wonderful silky luster. The largest crystal is .29" wide and the entire specimen measures 1.6 x 1".

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.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Wulfenite
LOCATION
La Morita Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
SIZE
1.6 x 1"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#183917