2.1" Yellow Wulfenite Crystal Cluster - Nevada

This is a cluster of vibrant yellow-gray wulfenite crystals on a red matrix, collected from the Downeyville Mine in Nye County, Nevada. The specimen is littered with clusters of the delicate, flaky wulfenite crystals. An interesting addition to any collection.

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.

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SPECIES
Wulfenite
LOCATION
Downeyville (Downieville) Mine, Gabbs Mining District, Nye County, Nevada
SIZE
2.1 x 1.7"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#214834