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Wulfenite

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Wulfenite

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Locality: 
Mezica Mines, Mežica, Slovenia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
16.5 × 9.5 × 8 cm
Description

This is among the very best wulfenite specimen I ever saw from Mezica. During the last years a lot of material was found - but not even one was close to the particular specimen. I would say much more than 90% show only intergrown crystals without any contrast to matrix. And this one shows really HUGE (2,1 cm across), well shaped and freestanding crystals - isolated or in small groups in great contrast to the dark grey matrix. I could not rank it high enough - the dimension is outstanding, the color is best, the contrast and the overall dimension of the specimen - this is museum size and quality and the crown for a collection of wulfenite! 

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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
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