Wulfenite & Mimetite #5 (La Morita Mine, Mexico)
*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection
Mineral Name: Wulfenite
Locality: La Morita Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Dimensions: .15" x .15" (4 mm x 4 mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: This a complex cluster of crystalline blades of Wulfenite. The color is a vibrant golden yellow shade, accented with soft green mimetite, and the blades vary in levels of perfection. Delicate and beautiful.
Care Notes: Wulfenite is 2.5-3 on Moh's scale, and is a brittle mineral--care must be taken to display properly. Mimetite was a former minor ore of lead, so please wash hands after handling.
Wulfenite is a sulfate mineral that typically occurs as tabular crystals in the oxidized zones of hydrothermal lead deposits. Colors that wulfenite may occur in include a striking orange, yellow or grey. Wulfenite is 2.5-3 on Moh's scale, and is a brittle mineral--care must be taken to display properly. Mimetite is a lead arsenate mineral, which is related to Vanadinite and Pyromorphite, and is part of the Apatite supergroup. It can be seen in botryoidal and hexagonal prismatic forms.
Healing Properties: Wulfenite is associated with the root to solar plexus chakras--it is believed to enhance grounding and promote the healthy flow of energy. Wulfenite is used sometimes to remove energy blockages, and to enhance harmony and healthy emotional balance. Mimetite is associated with adventure and clarity, and accepting responsibilities.
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