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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2016 04:02    Post subject: Favourite Wulfenites?  

What are your favourite localities for WULFENITE? My favourites are:

- Erupción Mine, Los Lamentos Mts, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
- Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
- Stefanie Mine, Bad Bleiberg, Bleiberg District, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Carinthia, Austria
- Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
- San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Cucurpe, Mun. de Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico



LamentosWULF.JPG
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: Specimen size 6,5 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  5545 Time(s)

LamentosWULF.JPG



RedCloud.JPG
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mts, Silver District, La Paz County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: Specimen size 3 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  5547 Time(s)

RedCloud.JPG



BleibergX.JPG
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Stefanie Mine, Bad Bleiberg, Bleiberg District, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Carinthia/Kärnten, Austria
 Dimensions: FOV 4,5 cm
 Description:
Ex my collection
 Viewed:  5556 Time(s)

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OjuelaMACRO.JPG
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: FOV 4,5 cm
 Description:
Ex my collection
 Viewed:  5547 Time(s)

OjuelaMACRO.JPG



SanFranWULF.JPG
 Mineral: Wulfenite, Mimetite
 Locality:
San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Cucurpe, Municipio Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: Specimen size 4,5 cm
 Description:
Ex my collection
 Viewed:  5549 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2016 06:26    Post subject: Re: Favourite wulfenite localities?  

Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona...
Whim Creek, Western Australia...
Melissa Mine, Silver District, La Paz Co., Arizona...

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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2016 06:58    Post subject: Re: Favourite wulfenite localities?  

I agree with Steve - the Rowley Mine has to be towards the top of any list - gemmy, lustrous windows with mimetite association. This photo shows a Rowley window with a mimetite spray growing thru the window - excellent!

I would also include the Old Yuma Mine in the list.

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Rowley.jpg
 Mineral: Wulfenite and Mimetite with Willemite, Quartz on Barite
 Locality:
Rowley Mine, Theba, Painted Rock District, Painted Rock Mountains, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 3 cm
 Description:
Note the mimetite growing thru the wulfenite window. self collected in 1992.
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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2016 07:09    Post subject: Re: Favourite wulfenite localities?  

I acquired a few small Rowley Mine specimens at Tucson in 2014. Here is one of them...

Photo width 22mm.



Wulfenite, Mimetite, Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co, Arizona 22mm 18-d-r-edited.jpg
 Mineral: Wulfenite, Mimetite
 Locality:
Rowley Mine, Theba, Painted Rock District, Painted Rock Mountains, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
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Wulfenite, Mimetite, Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co, Arizona 22mm 18-d-r-edited.jpg



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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2016 08:10    Post subject: Re: Favourite wulfenite localities?  

You're right, guys, the Rowley Mine is a great place for wulfenite, I should actually add it to my favourites.


Rowley.JPG
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Rowley Mine, Theba, Painted Rock District, Painted Rock Mountains, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: Specimen size 3 cm
 Description:
My collection
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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2016 19:42    Post subject: Re: Favourite wulfenite localities?  

Lets not forget about Tiger, Arizona. Per Les Presmyk this was from the original mining at this location and would have been collected in the 1880's.


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 Mineral: Wulfentite
 Locality:
Shultz Mine, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 6.0cm x 5.0
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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2016 19:56    Post subject: Re: Favourite wulfenite localities?  

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6G01-30 0041 Wulfenite Mina Ojuela.jpg
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 5.9 cm
 Description:
These wulfenites are almost transparent.
 Viewed:  5406 Time(s)

6G01-30 0041 Wulfenite Mina Ojuela.jpg



6G01-30 0127 Wulfenite Erupcion.jpg
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 12.3 x 8.6 x 2.5 cm
 Description:
These have exceptional translucency for the locality.
 Viewed:  5395 Time(s)

6G01-30 0127 Wulfenite Erupcion.jpg


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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2016 23:37    Post subject: Re: Favourite wulfenite localities?  

What about Tsumeb? Or the famous Moroccan localities? Don't forget the Chinese wulfies ... There are so many places!
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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2016 01:02    Post subject: Re: Favourite wulfenite localities?  

Volkmar Stingl wrote:
... There are so many places!
That's why I started this topic and asked everyone for his/her favourites ;-)
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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2016 09:57    Post subject: Re: Favourite Wulfenite localities?  

Since Volkmar mentioned the Moroccan locality, I will include a photo of a wulfenite from that location. Also, don't forget the Glove Mine in Arizona, and Chah Milleh Mine in Iran.


TN496 Wulfenite - Les Dalles Mine, Morocco.jpg
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Les Dalles Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 1.7 x 2.1 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5276 Time(s)

TN496 Wulfenite - Les Dalles Mine, Morocco.jpg



TN513 Wulfenite - Glove Mine, Arizona.jpg
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Glove Mine, Glove Mine group , Devil's Cash Box Ridge, Cottonwood Canyon, Amado, Tyndall District, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 2.0 x 2.1 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5281 Time(s)

TN513 Wulfenite - Glove Mine, Arizona.jpg



TN552 Wulfenite - Chah Milleh Mine, Esfahan, Iran.jpg
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Chah Milleh Mine, Chah Milleh, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province, Iran
 Dimensions: 1.7 x 2.3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5276 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2016 14:34    Post subject: Re: Favourite Wulfenite localities?  

How about one from the Red Cloud? The association with quartz is uncommon. There were only a half dozen specimens from the pocket. All of the others were thumbnails.


Wulfeniteonquartz.RedCloudMine.Scovil2011-04-0081.jpg
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mts, Silver District, La Paz County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 4.2cm tall
 Description:
Photo by Jeff Scovil
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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2016 14:36    Post subject: Re: Favourite Wulfenite localities?  

I have to apologize for the color. For some reason it did not translate through to this site. It is a very good Red Cloud red.
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 02:33    Post subject: Re: Favourite Wulfenites?  

Les Presmyk wrote:
How about one from the Red Cloud?
Tobi wrote:
So what are your favourite localities for WULFENITE? My favourites are:
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- Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
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:-) By the way, a wonderful specimen, simply perfect!
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I changed the name of the topic from "Favourite Wulfenite localities" to "Favourite Wulfenites". So everyone can feel free not only to discuss his/her favourite localities but also which colours and forms of that mineral he/she likes the most, e.g. thick or fragile crystals, elongated or tabular, red or orange or yellow, lustrous or not etc. ...
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 07:41    Post subject: Re: Favourite Wulfenites?  

I just remembered I have a specimen of the black wulfenite from the Glove Mine. Not sure exactly where it is at the moment (in a box somewhere).

Anyone know if the cause of the black colour has been worked out?

[Edit] - Found this thread - http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=436

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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 09:02    Post subject: Re: Favourite Wulfenites?  

I agree with a few others that the Rowley Mine has to rank close to the top for wulfenite localities.

Also, no one mentioned Mezica, Slovenia.



0713 Wulfenite.jpg
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Rowley Mine, Theba, Painted Rock District, Painted Rock Mountains, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 3.1 x 4.2 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5120 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Helena Mine, Crna (Schwarzenbach), Mežica (Miess), Slovenia
 Dimensions: 7.0 x 8.1 cm
 Description:
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 13:45    Post subject: Re: Favourite Wulfenites?  

crocoite wrote:
I just remembered I have a specimen of the black wulfenite from the Glove Mine. Not sure exactly where it is at the moment (in a box somewhere).

Anyone know if the cause of the black colour has been worked out?

[Edit] - Found this thread - http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=436


pretty sure that the black is due to included manganese oxides. other localities show dark brown or near black wulfenites (San Francisco, Tiger, 79 Mine) but the Glove had the best for lustrous sheer black (although i don't think the crystals ever got more than about 1cm.

here's a nice one i collected in 1985 with Dave Shannon.

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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Glove Mine, Glove Mine group , Devil's Cash Box Ridge, Cottonwood Canyon, Amado, Tyndall District, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 8.5 cm wide
 Description:
Black Wulfenite
 Viewed:  5052 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 14:30    Post subject: Re: Favourite Wulfenites?  

bob kerr wrote:
crocoite wrote:
Anyone know if the cause of the black colour has been worked out?
pretty sure that the black is due to included manganese oxides.
Don't know for sure, but I never heard anything else other than manganese or manganese oxides as a reason for the colour ...
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 14:39    Post subject: Re: Favourite Wulfenites?  

I agree with Bob. There are a lot of manganese oxides in the Glove mine. There is even coronadoite coating and replacing the wulfenite.
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 15:17    Post subject: Re: Favourite Wulfenites?  

Les - ooooo-la-la - that Red Cloud is a real gem - as is the calcite from Magma you posted on the other thread.

And - one more of my favorite AZ wulf localities - the Finch Mine (aka the Barking Spider - although for "some reason" this is not a formal locality on the list!!). These are covered with a quartz druze and sometimes hemimorphite. Seems like very few of these got out of AZ.

My generic answer to Tobi's original post: my favorite Wulf locality? - ARIZONA!!!

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 Mineral: Quartz over Wulfenite
 Locality:
Finch Mine, Reagan claims, Keystone Gulch, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Gila County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 6.2 cm high
 Description:
Quartz Druze over Wulfenite
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 17:10    Post subject: Re: Favourite Wulfenites?  

bob kerr wrote:
and - one more of my favorite AZ wulf localities - the Finch Mine (aka the Barking Spider - although for "some reason" this is not a formal locality on the list!!). these are covered with quartz druz and sometimes hemimorphite. seems like very few of these got out of AZ.
Well, a few came out of Arizona ;-) Not among my favourites, but they look interesting somehow ...


FinchWULFENIT.JPG
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Finch Mine, Reagan claims, Keystone Gulch, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Gila County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: Specimen size 7 cm
 Description:
Ex my collection
 Viewed:  4975 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Finch Mine, Reagan claims, Keystone Gulch, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Gila County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: Specimen sizes 4-7 cm
 Description:
Collection Mineralogical Museum Marburg (my photo)
 Viewed:  4975 Time(s)

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