Wulfenite on Calcite (classic material)

Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 7.3 x 6.2 x 6.1 cm
Start Time: 09/15/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/22/2022 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Wulfenite is one of the most popular mineral species for collectors. The beautiful colors and often very showy display quality specimens make them a staple in collections around the world. Some of the most iconic specimens of Wulfenite from any world locality are the classic and beautiful display specimens from Los Lamentos. Their most distinguishing characteristic is that the crystals from this mine will be a bit thicker in habit than most Wulfenites from other world localities. This piece features gorgeous, thick, fine quality, beautiful rich orange colored tabular crystals measuring up to 1.5 cm, sitting on white Calcite matrix. The piece is incredibly showy and eye-catching, so it stands out as a very attractive piece of this well-known material. I love the slick vitreous lusters on the crystals, which gives them character and a beautiful reflective sheen. I can see one corner of one of the secondary crystals is broken, but the rest of the crystals are in fine condition. If you collect Wulfenites, secondary ore minerals, or specifically minerals of Mexico, do not miss out on this fantastic small cabinet display piece of this beloved material from this famous locality. This piece has a retail price in the inventory at $4,500.