Wulfenite is a lead molybdate mineral. It is a secondary mineral produced in the oxidized zones of lead and molybdenum deposits. Its associated minerals are Calcite, Fluorite, Quartz, Mimetite, Vanadinite, Galena, Cerussite, Anglesite It is most often found as thin tabular crystals with a bright orange-red to butterscotch color, sometimes even brown to black. Yellow Wulfenite is sometimes called "yellow lead ore". Wulfenite is normally some shade of yellow to orange or brown. It is transparent to translucent.
Wulfenite crystals from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico are usually found in groupings of resinous, dull orange/brown, tabular wulfenite crystals. Sizes of individual crystals may measure up to 1.5 centimeters. The most famous locality for Wulfenite is the Red Cloud Mine in Arizona.
Wulfenite is named for Franz Xavier von Wulfen (1728-1805), an Austrian mineralogist.
Item # WULTM 06170002
Wulfenite and Mimetite from the Tiger Mines, AZ
Wulfenite and Mimetite from the Tiger Mines, Arizona This specimen features nicely terminated tabular golden yellow colored Wulfenite crystals on yellow Mimetite. The Wulfenite crystals have good luster, and make a stunning display specimen with the Mimetite. The overall dimensions are 1.7 x 1.4 x 1 inches (45 x 35 x 26mm). This specimen weighs 1.4 oz (40.5g). The locale is the classic Tiger Mines in Tiger, La Paz County, Arizona. This specimen is from our personal collection and was acquired in 1972 in Deming, New Mexico
Item # WULRCM 06170002X36
Wulfenite Crystals from the Red Cloud Mine
Wulfenite from the Red Cloud Mine, Arizona
This specimen features nicely terminated orange colored Wulfenite crystals on matrix. The Wulfenite crystals are a classic mineral from a classic locale. The overall dimensions are 2.6 x 1.7 x 1 inches (68 x 45 x 25mm). This specimen weighs 2.4 oz (70g). The locale is the classic Tiger Mines in Tiger, La Paz County, Arizona. This specimen is from our personal collection and was acquired in 1970 in Tucson, Arizona