Known for its striking orange, yellow, and red hues, nice luster, and unique crystal habits, wulfenite is a lead molybdate that is found in the oxidation zone of lead-ore deposits. Wulfenite typically forms thin, tabular crystals. Finding a crystal thick enough to fashion into a gem is challenging.
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- Chemistry & Crystallography
LWUV: Inert to weak red
Countries of Origin
Unknown; Namibia; United States of America; Mexico
Very soft , careful handling