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    Erupción Mine, Sierra de Los Lamentos, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico

    The Wulfenite from Los Lamentos has been an essential component of any collection with pretentions to significance. The orange "caramel candy" appearance is instantly recognizable as to origin. A sub-set of these confections, show two distinct periods of growth: the center section showing a deep orange layer sandwiched between two outer "wafers" of light orange hue. Besides the remarkable shift in color, there is also a difference in surface luster and texture. Depending on how you count them, there are either ten or thirteen Wulfenites the largest measuring .88 inch (2.1 cm) on edge. The matrix is a druzy, sparkling layer of sable-brown Endlichite on grotty Calcite. There are two teeny, tiny "wilbers" - otherwise in perfect condition.
    Overall measurements: 3.3 x 2.7 x 1.88 inches (8.4 x 6.9 x 4.8 cm).

    Provenance: Attard's Minerals [Hoppel # D1501]

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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