.32" Lustrous, Red-Orange Wulfenite Cluster - Kuruktag Mountains, China

This beautiful cluster of red-orange wulfenite crystals comes out of the Kuruktag Mountains of Xinjiang, China. They exhibit excellent luster and are all damage free. The site these crystals come from is known as "Stone Crack", and is not to be confused with the famous nearby Jianshan Mine.

It has been mounted to an acrylic display base with mineral tack.

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.

Kuruktag Mountains, Shanshan Co., Turpan, Xinjiang, China
.32" wide