A striking and delicate example of this rare association from the final find in Xinjiang. I do not know of any comparable find worldwide, and there were very few of these found with this quality level. Brilliant red edges of thin wulfenite outline the crystals faces coated by layers of white cerrusites. Sequential depositions are clearly seen and the whole presentation is very esthetic. There is damage to some crystals as can be seen in the photos but the overall delicacy, rarity and beauty help minimize this distraction.
Tuokexun (Toksun) Tulufan Prefecture
Xinjiang, Uygur region,
3.3 x 2.3 CM (thumbnail)
Quite simply a killer thumbnail / toenail. This is electric red with top glasslike luster and wonderful esthetics. The condition is exceptionally good too, there is outer edge chipping but the main crystals and display zone are quite pristine, For this find this is the closest to absolute perfection as I have seen. I was asked how this compares with other red wulfenites, so, for comparison I put this alongside a fine Ed Over vintage Red Cloud wulfenite. This is clearly a more brilliant red with less orange tones. This degree of brilliance and color intensity was only seen in a few pieces, This is the best Thumbnail I have seen.