Orange Wulfenite with Mimetite
Lead Molybdate, PbMoO4
- Wulfenite is an uncommon mineral generally considered to be of secondary origin. This mineral forms
as crystal aggregates of various colors and is associated with a large number of base metals and
Lead Arsenate Chloride, Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
- Mimetite is a member of the apatite group. It is a secondary mineral found in the oxidized portions
of lead deposits and is typically associated with cerusite, wulfenite, smithsonite, hemimorphite,
anglesite, limonite and other oxide zone minerals.
- Stuart provides the following remarks:
- "This comes from the classic locality for this particular combination of minerals, The San Francisco Mine.
These are spectacular gemmy Wulfenite crystals with brilliant orange/red Mimetite balls. This unique
locality is now under water and will likely never produce again."
Rocks from Stuart Wilensky's Collection
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