Dims: 5.5 x 3.9 x 3.0" (14.0 x 9.9 x 7.6 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 5 oz. (594 g)
Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Scores of small tabular Wulfenite crystals rest on the goethite/limonite host rock of this large hand specimen. These Wulfenite blades do not tend to exceed 0.3" (8 mm) in either length or width, and are no thicker than 1 or perhaps 2 mm. Most are broken and incomplete, but there are many that are intact and show excellent tetragonal tabular form, with sharp edges and clean faces. All have a pale yellow-green color and a pearly luster, and are transparent and very clear. They are accompanied by a few small, stubby, colorless calcites. The goethite/limonite host rock has a red-brown to a dark brown coloration and is dull and very powdery.