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Wulfenite

#PD32196

Wulfenite

#PD32196
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 6 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
PbMoO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Melissa Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona
Tagged
molybdate

Mass of light brown sharp thorn-like Wulfenite crystals with tiny sharp pyramidal Wulfenites making this piece resemble a thorny tumble weed. These are some of the most bizarre Wulfenite crystals I've ever seen! 

The David Shannon label that comes with this piece mentions that this was likely colllected pre 1970in the lower diggings that have been filled for decades. It also notes that this piece is from the AZ Mining & Mineral Collection.

Wulfenite

Formula
PbMoO4 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Pyramidal 
Cleavage
Imperfect, None, None 
Luster
Resinous - Greasy 
Color
orange yellow, waxy yellow, yellowish gray, olive green, brown 
Streak
yellowish white 
Class
Tetragonal - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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