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Wulfenite


Chemistry: PbMoO4
Size: 103 mm
Owner: Mariusz Oleszczuk
Photographer: Mariusz Oleszczuk

Tabular crystals of translucent, butterscotch-coloured wulfenite (to 8 mm) are associated with a crust of calcite, dolomite and quartz crystals, on a tennantite-rich sulphide matrix.

Both nail-head and rhombic crystals of colourless calcite occur here (although these habits are hard to distinguish from the photographs),  The dolomite crystals, colourless to white, are somewhat larger than the calcites and show the characteristic curved "saddle-shaped" habit.  

(Photograph 2 FOV is c. 50 mm)