Wulfenite with Calcite

Pure Potential Mine, La Paz County, Arizona
Thumbnail, 2.0 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm
Start Time: 06/02/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/09/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A SUPERB, glowing thumbnail specimens: A gemmy and sharp, 1.5 cm crystal jauntily angled upon calcite-covered matrix dominates this fine locality specimen. The piece is from the Pure Potential MIne, nearby to the Red Cloud Mine and yet so different in that it produced much vanadinite and only a very few wulfenite specimens (which are highly sought after) over the years. However, the ones it did produce, like this one, are MORE RED than the nearby Red Cloud wulfenites! Red Cloud wulfs are red-orange. These are just red. This is an outstanding and important locality piece. Valued $300-400. Ex Robert Whitmore Collection.

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