Dims: 4.1" x 3.8" x 2.7" (10.4 x 9.7 x 6.9 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 1.2 oz. (942 g)
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, U.S.A.
This massive hand specimen consists of a thick piece of a dark brown host rock on which rest several tetragonal tabular Wulfenite blades. These blades range in size from 0.4 x 0.3" (1.0 x 0.8 cm) down to 1 mm x 1 mm or less. All show excellent form, and only a few that are on one edge of the base rock are damaged. They have a deep orange coloration and a bright, adamantine luster, and are noticeably transparent, though many visible internal fractures in each crystal provide much interference with clarity. The base rock appears to be made up of both calcite and more Wulfenite; it does not show any appreciable crystalline form, but it has the same bright luster as that of the crystals.