Species: Wulfenite, Phosphohedyphane⠀
Locality: La Morita mine, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico⠀
Dimensions: 9 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm.⠀
La Morita! Truly the most exciting mineral find from Mexico of the past 20 years besides Milpillas in my opinion. This very aesthetic specimen is a neat one, featuring highly-lustrous, almost gemmy thick orange wulfenite crystals to nearly 2 cm on a matrix of phosphohedyphane (EDX and XRD verified) including unusual phosphohedyphane psuedomorphs after wulfenite crystals(!), kind of like the well-known vanadinite psuedomorphs after wulfenite from the Rowley Mine in Arizona. From the 4th major pocket encountered at the La Morita Mine in August of 2019. Annette Slade photo.