2.6" Windowpane Wulfenite on Barite - Rowley Mine, AZ

This is a cluster of beautiful, bright orange windowpane wulfenite crystals on a barite matrix from the Rowley Mine in Arizona. The specimen is 2.6 x 1.7" in size, and is very eye catching. Most of the large crystals are seemingly untouched, which is incredible for they're very fragile in nature. A portion of this specimen has druzy quartz coating the barite matrix, with pristine wulfenite crystals protruding outward from within the slight cavity. This is a truly perfect mineral specimen for any mineral 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 their being lead based, washing your hands following handling is strongly suggested.
Rowley Mine, Maricopa County, Arizona