Wulfenite on Dolomite (ex Rob Smith Collection)

Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 5.5 x 3.8 cm.
Start Time: 03/03/2009 8:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/10/2009 7:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Is there any locality with more habits and colors for Wulfenite than Tsumeb? This piece is a striking display piece featuring bright orange, sharp, lustrous tabular Wulfenite crystals measuring up to 7 mm sitting on almost porcelain like, rhombic, sharp, lustrous Dolomite matrix. The color is as bright as any Wulfenite crystals I have seen from Tsumeb, but there are few contacted crystals which is the only thing keeping this from being a top-notch specimen of this highly sought after material. If you've always wanted one of the bright orange Wulfenites, now is your chance to snag one. Valued at $1500 retail.

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