Wulfenite on Fluorite (rare association)

Toughnut Mine, Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona
8.3 x 8.2 x 4.7 cm
Start Time: 04/16/2020 8:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/02/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

While Fluorite and Wulfenite are not considered rare species, the association of the two IS quite rare in the mineral world! The Toughnut Mine near Tombstone, Arizona might be the most well-known locality for this hard to find combo. This small cabinet specimen features a coverage of very pale green colored, translucent, built-up cubic crystals of Fluorite which are associated with small brilliant orange colored bladed crystals of Wulfenite sitting on host rock matrix. The Wulfenites are essentially micros, but there are dozens of them on the piece, and you can still see them with the naked eye. Wulfenite is the state mineral of Arizona, and if you collect either Wulfenites or Arizona minerals, you need to have one of these rare pieces associated with Fluorite in your collection. The retail price on this piece is $800.