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Wulfenite With Copper Inclusions

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Wulfenite With Copper Inclusions

EX Herbet Obodda Collection
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Kouilou Department, Brazzaville Department, Congo (Republic)
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.8 × 5 × 3.5 cm
Description

Its not often that we get a historic specimen with this kind of provenance traceable back to Herb Obodda and sold by Rob Lavinsky some time ago. This specimen has now been cleaned which allowed more color to come out, it is now far more striking than depicted on the original listing as you can see.

The aesthetic build-up is striking and the only addition that I can make to the description is that the original sale script fails to mention the presence of an unidentified yellow prismatic mineral on the back of the specimen- probably mimetite. I do not have the original collection label but an image thereof is supplied.

The substantial weight of the piece is impressive and there is no matrix present but you will note some natural impressions of previous contact with the host environment.

This specimen has been repaired cleanly before I owned it and shows absolutely no signs of damage since the reparation was done professionally and there are no missing pieces.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Wulfenite

Formula: 
Pb(MoO4)
Strunz: 
7.GA.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Bad Bleiberg, Bleiberg District, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Carinthia, Austria

Copper

Formula: 
Cu
Strunz: 
1.AA.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
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