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Duftite, Wulfenite

Duftite : PbCu(AsO4)(OH), Wulfenite : Pb(MoO4)
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Dimensions: 3.3 cm x 2 cm x 1.4 cm

3.3 x 2.0 x 1.4 cm. This is a robust, complete-all-around crystal of wulfenite that has been totally replaced by duftite, a unique occurrence found only at Tsumeb in good specimens. And there, it is still rare. I have seen numerous small, flimsy examples, but this is a robust crystal, nearly 2 cm across and very thick (several mm). It is on a beautiful rolling matrix of duftite and replaced wulfenite. Large thumbnail or toenail sized specimen. Ex. Desmond Sacco Thumbnail Collection.

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Photo added: 20th Feb 2010

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