4.8" "Sandwich" Wulfenite Crystal Cluster - Ojuela Mine, Mexico

This is a very interesting cluster of tabular, zoned wulfenite crystals from the famous Ojuela Mine of Mexico. They formed from a rock matrix and many of the crystals are in excellent condition. These unique crystals which have earned the nickname "Sandwich Wulfenite," are a fairly new find, and there is a limited quantity on the market. Some of the crystals are encrusted in an unknown mineral and there is a small aggregation of calcite crystals on the bottom of the specimen.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.
Ojuela Mine, Mexico
4.8 x 2.4"