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Wulfenite - modern classic Mexican
stock #22.1-270
Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos
Chihuahua, Mexico
10 x 8.7 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $650
Spring 23

Sharp, lustrous wet-looking Wulfenite crystals cover a large matrix face. Fine early specimen from the famed Los Lamentos finds, this one is late 1960s era. The crystals have the deep orange color that is indicative and most desirable from this locality. The shape of the crystals (cube like blocky habit) is also classic from this locality. This is in fine condition overall with dozens of crystals in perfect shape and only a few tiny spots of chipping that are not obvious in any normal display.

Vanadinite var. Endlichite
stock #AC-014
Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos
Chihuahua, Mexico
7.7 x 6.3 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Fall 22

From this famed Mexican classic locality better known for fine Wulfenites, there were also some excellent Vanadinites. The Arsenian variety Endlichite was predominent and some of the best were found in the 1960 era. These are almost never seen on the market anymore in any quality. This piece is from that time and very esthetic. Ex Immer Cook collection. This is well-defined, with perfect elongated crystals covering a large face of the matrix. The crystals are barrel shaped and many have hoppered terminations with central canals or holes going quite deep into the prisms. In fine condition and very three dimensional in person, a nice classic Mexican specimen.

Wulfenite on Gypsum and Calcite
stock #15.1-710
Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos
Chihuahua, Mexico
4.8 x 3.4 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $150
new year 2021

A cute miniature of Orange Wulfenites on a snowy white matrix of both Calcite and Gypsum. The Wulfenites have the bright wet look luster that is well-known from this locality. In excellent condition, this piece is from the most productive period, over 40 years ago.

Anglesite in Sulphur
stock #AX-9-051
Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos
Chihuahua, Mexico
5.6 x 3.2 x 2.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $90

An oddity, from Los Lamentos, the locality world famed for superb Wulfenites, this is a different association. The mine contained a large amount of Sulfate minerals along with the Lead secondary species and some Native Sulphur. This Sulphur mass has both massive and micro crystal areas and is the matrix enclosing several Anglesite crystals about 1 CM in size. Not often seen for sale, this piece dates from the 1970's.

Anglesite - very large crystal, classic locale
stock #15.1-675
Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos
Chihuahua, Mexico
4.3 x 3.2 x 1.2 CM (miniature)
price: $675

For the Ahumada Mine (Los Lamentos) this is a huge crystal of Anglesite for that mine, and is partly altered to Cerussite on the surface. Ex Johansson collection, this is an older piece, pre 1940. In very good condition and well-terminated as seen, (crudely doubly terminated) the crystal has retained the textbook form of the Anglesite. Los Lamentos is world famed for fine Wulfenite, Vanadinite and Descloisite but other Lead secondaries have been found over the long history of the mine. Large crystals of Anglesite are usually up to 2 CM, but at 4.3 CM this is one of the largest I have ever seen. A choice and substantial Mexican classic.

Wulfenite with Calcite, Quartz etc
stock #18.1-283
Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos
Chihuahua, Mexico
8.2 x 4.9 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $375
Late Summer 2018

Dozens of lustrous wet-look Wulfenites are clustered in recesses on a complex matrix. Several of the Wulfenites are transparent on close exam, and they contrast well with the Calcite, Dolomite and a few colorless Quartz crystals. Most of the specimen is in fine condition but close (10x magnification) finds some small areas of chipping. By eye a strong display piece with good contrast and color. Ex Immer Cook collection, this was obtained from Schortmanns Minerals more than 40 years ago.

Wulfenite -with Descloizite coating
stock #AX-10-167
Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos
Chihuahua, Mexico
8.3 x 7.8 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $425
Spring update

A sparkling coating of Descloizite on tabular habit Wulfenites that make up a large part of the matrix here. Very distinctive form and well exposed crystals make this a unique and remarkable specimen. In fine condition overall, this is from the 1960 era, and clearly not like most Los Lamentos pieces. The coating is on all sides except at the small point of attachment at the "bottom", in a few zones some of the orange color of the Wulfenites can be seen.

Wulfenite with Calcite
stock #AX-2-016
Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos
Chihuahua, Mexico
8.4 x 6.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $975

A fine and showy classic Los Lamentos specimen of lustrous butterscotch to orange wulfenite scattered on contrasting sparkling calcite. The Wulfenites are very sharp and glassy, reach 1.5 CM plus and are in some cases selectivly coated on the edges with a rind of calcite crystals. From an older collection, this is a less common style of Wulfenite for Los Lamentos, probably from the deepest zones. The major crystals are perfect damage wise, but some edge zones have minor damage showing. Despite this, for such a delicate, older specimen this is in exceptional condition and displays well.