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    WULFENITE
    San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Cucurpe, Mun. de Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico

    Mining for mineral specimens is a thankless task replete with bat colonies, exotic insects and the occasional rattlesnake, porcupine or cougar (no, not that kind). The payoff is often nothing other than entertaining tales to bore the other residents of the rest home with years later. Sometimes, the tales are accompanied by things of actual value, like a chunk of brown, limonitic matrix covered with multiple, paper thin, golden orange Wulfenite blades, with minor Mimetite groups hanging out near their bases. The largest crystal appears to be approximately 0.74 inches (1.9 cm) on edge (delicate, no touch!) Luster varies from glassy to brilliant, and one or two broken crystals are in evidence, but overall condition of this San Francisco specimen is excellent.
    Overall measurements: 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.7 inches (6.7 x 4.9 x 4.3 cm)


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    7th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
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