3.6" Bright Orange Wulfenite Crystals on Matrix - Rowley Mine, AZ

This is a cluster of small, bright orange windowpane wulfenite crystals on matrix from the Rowley Mine in Arizona. The specimen is 3.6 x 1.8" in size, and is very eye catching. Most of the crystals have some chipping and damage, however this is pretty typical due to the delicate nature of this mineral. The seemingly shiny matrix is caused by the microscopic wulfenite crystal luster.

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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Wulfenite
LOCATION
Rowley Mine, Maricopa County, Arizona
SIZE
3.6x1.8"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#49382