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Wulfenite & Pyromorphite

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RBR678836

Wulfenite & Pyromorphite

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Description
Locality: 
Erupcion, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 4.5 × 2.5 cm
Description

The specimens from this location can be world-class. But it's not easy to find some fine ones. Here's now a very good specimen with fine crystals on matrix. The wulfenite shows a beautiful orange comor and a fine contrast to the greenish matrix. The crystals are highly lustrouse and very well "arranged" on the specimens front. 

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

Pyromorphite

Formula: 
Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Zschopau, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
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