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Wulfenite

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Wulfenite

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Description
Locality: 
Bad Bleiberg, Villach-Land District, Carinthia, Austria
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.4 × 3.3 × 2.4 cm
Description

A nice sample from the type-locality of wulfenite. The mining area is closed since decades and no new material will ever came out - the shafts are all flooded. The crystals show a nice orange color, faces are glossy and there is a good contrast to more dark matrix.

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
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