Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz County
3.3 x 3.2 x 3.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
A nice pretty small miniature Red Cloud Wulfenite matrix with a free standing main crystal that is a deep red-orange. The standing crystal is damage free, this is an esthetic small piece that could be trimmed to fine thumbnail if wanted. From a small scale mining attempt in 2017. The matrix is not the crumbly sort and has many small Calcite crystals scattered as well.
Wulfenite on Mimetite -New find
San Carlos Mine, Municipio de Maunuel Benavidas
3.2 x 2.6 x 1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
A killer toenail of fine orange-red Wulfenite with perfect, textbook form. The contrasting matrix of Mimetite adds a great contrast. From the new find at San Carlos Mine, this is unusual as it is perfect, undamaged and well trimmed. This was a small but important find, the mine previously was known only for some fine Vanadinites decades ago, these new Wulfenites were a big surprise. This was the best in this size that we saw and it is much more impressive in person. Can be trimmed to a fine competition grade thumbnail, but certainly looks fine as is.
From the exciting new finds at the San Carlos Mine, choice gem clear Wulfenites resting on glass clear Calcites and yellow Mimetites balls. The Mimetites are also included inside the Calcite, especially impressive under magnification. In perfect condition by naked eye, micro damage can be seen at 20X magnification, this is certainly not significant and is essentially perfect especially for this delicate mineral habit of the beveled edge blades. We have handled a lot of this find and this habit, color and association is unusual and very esthetic. Better in person too.
Wulfenite -Thin habit bright red
Jianshan mine (stone crack), Ruoqiang County, Bayin gholin prefecture
6.2 x 5.3 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
Brilliant red Wulfenites with a delicate, paper thin habit that are free standing on a gossan matrix. Choice and esthetic example from the earlier finds at Xinjiang. The centers of many Wulfenites have a zoned coating on one side of the crystal, but others are unzoned. The delicate thin edges are mostly intact and undamaged but there is some damage on a few spots which is almost inevitable with such thin crystals. The color is as brilliant a red as is possible.
Dozens of lustrous wet-look Wulfenites are clustered in recesses on a complex matrix. Several of the Wulfenites are transparent on close exam, and they contrast well with the Calcite, Dolomite and a few colorless Quartz crystals. Most of the specimen is in fine condition but close (10x magnification) finds some small areas of chipping. By eye a strong display piece with good contrast and color. Ex Immer Cook collection, this was obtained from Schortmanns Minerals more than 40 years ago.
San Francisco Mine, Cucurpe
3.2 x 2.5 x .6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
Late Summer 2018
A large complete crystal (with several coating both sides) in fine condition from the famed finds at the San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico. Colorful and transparent, the luster is glassy and the lack of damage is remarkable. These Wulfenites with large crystals like this were all collected more than two decades ago. They were (and are) very fragile, so fine complete larger crystals were uncommon. A choice and showy crystal, these have gotten very expensive and harder to find.
Free standing bright red Wulfenite crystals are epitaxially coated by a layer of Calcite. A few small flat white micro crystals are also included in the coating that had been x-rayed as Cerussites, but we have also been told there is some disagreement on that result. Either way, the specimen is very esthetic and this is a striking arrangement. In excellent condition as seen, this is from a find in 2010.
HOLD Wulfenite with Mimetite
stock #HOLD 18.1-AX-21-049
Rowley Mine, (Reliance Mine), Theba, Painted Rock District
3 x 2.8 x 1.4 CM (miniature)
Worldwide mix summer
Fine, colorful, delicate and in pristine condition, this is a bright and attractive miniature. From the final mining efforts at Rowley, a choice specimen from this modern classic locale. Transparent windowpane blades standing on contrasting Mimetite matrix. Some of the cryastals have a deep red center zone. Displays well from several angles, this is delicate but shippable.