1.5" Brown-Orange Wulfenite Crystal Cluster - Defiance Mine, Arizona

This is a gorgeous, 1.5" wide specimen that contains an aggregation of brown-orange wulfenite crystals. This specimen was collected from the Defiance Mine in Cochise County, Arizona.

Wulfenite is a lead based, molybdate mineral with a chemical formula Pb(MoO4). It forms as a secondary mineral in the oxidation zones of hydrothermal lead deposits, with coloring ranging anywhere between yellow to bright orange and red, and occasionally brown. Typically forming as tabular, stubby or pyramidal crystals, this unique mineral can be both brilliantly transparent and opaque.

While these crystals are safe to hold, due to their being lead based, washing your hands following handling is strongly suggested.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Wulfenite
LOCATION
Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona
SIZE
1.5 x 1.3"
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#127025