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    Wulfenite
    Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA

    In the realm of Wulfenites, those from the Red Cloud are considered among the world's best. This excellent Wulfenite plate is host to over a dozen tabular, orange-red Wulfenite crystals ranging in size from 5 mm to 1.6 cm. These are accompanied by hundreds of tiny, glistening Wulfenite crystals that cover the Gossan matrix. The Wulfenite crystals on this fantastic small cabinet piece have an incredible luster, and all have tapered edges so characteristic of this locality. The big crystals are translucent with some gem areas and what's remarkable is that all of these large crystals are standing up prominently on-edge, so they display perfectly. The crystals on this small cabinet are in exceptionally good condition, with absolutely no damage. The aesthetics and overall quality of this rich cluster are extraordinary. The Red Cloud is considered one of the most important and historical localities in the United States. This piece comes with a custom engraved lucite base. Purchased at Tucson directly from the dealer who mined and marketed the best find in modern times in the early 1990s, Wayne Thompson, in the year he premiered them after the find. This specimen is truly amazing for the size and solidity of the color, not as fragile as most, and very robust in presence, a great small cabinet specimen from this famous find.
    Measurements: 2.87 x 2.17 x 0.83 inches (7.30 x 5.50 x 2.10 cm)

    Provenance: The Collection of a Southern Gentleman, Ex. Wayne Thompson

    Estimated Gallery Pricing: $12,000


    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2021
    8th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 30
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 404

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 15% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

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