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The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® 2019: "Wulfenite is Loved" Individual Minerals

Continuing our show reports of the 2019 The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®, this post features some of the individual Wulfenite minerals within the exceptional displays of the "Wulfenite is Loved" theme. Some of the best of species were on display in various public showcases, and we tried capturing a good variety of colors, habits, and localities.


Private collectors and museums did a great job putting together these displays and preparing some of the best Wulfenites for the exhibit. We tried to capture some of the memorable and photogenic ones that caught our attention. These include the fabulous "Red Cloud" Wulfenites, with their intense red color, and Wulfenite from the type locality in Bleiberg, Austria.

Wulfenite specimes from many of the famous Arizona Wulfenite localities are also well-represented in this post, including those from the Old Yuma Mine, Defiance Mine, Hilltop Mine, Glove Mine, Rowley Mine, Silver Bell Mine, and the Finch Mine. Important Mexican localities represented include the San Francisco Mine, with its "window pane" glassy crystals, the Erupcion-Ahumada Mine, with its butterscotch-like crystals, and the Ojuela Mine, with its many unique habits.


There were also examples from New Mexico (Stephenson-Bennett Mine), Utah, and some other interesting worldwide occurrences such as Touissit (bright yellow crystals), M'fouati (pyramidal crystals), and Urumqi (new Chinese occurrence of bright red crystals.) Of course the classic locality of Tsumeb was represented, and was especially memorable with the in the highly unusual blue "Chillagite" crystal.



Wulfenite from the Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mountains, La Paz Co, Arizona, Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals
Wulfenite from the Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mountains, La Paz Co, Arizona
Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Yellow Wulfenite from Touissit, Bou Becker District, Morocco, Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals
Yellow Wulfenite from Touissit, Bou Becker District, Morocco
Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Wulfenite from the Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise Co., Arizona, Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals
Wulfenite from the Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise Co., Arizona
Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Wulfenite From Grube Stefanie, 12 Lauf, Bleiberg, Karnten, Austria, Natural History Museum Vienna
Wulfenite From Grube Stefanie, 12 Lauf, Bleiberg, Karnten, Austria
Natural History Museum Vienna

Wulfenite from the Old Yuma Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, Collection of Wayne and Dona Leicht
Wulfenite from the Old Yuma Mine, Pima Co., Arizona
Collection of Wayne and Dona Leicht

Wulfenite from the San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico
Wulfenite from the San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico
Collection of Wayne and Dona Leicht

Wulfenite on Calcite from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico, Sherman Dugan Museum of Geology
Wulfenite on Calcite from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Sherman Dugan Museum of Geology

Wulfenite from the Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mountains, La Paz Co, Arizona, Les & Paula Presmyk Collection
Wulfenite from the Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mountains, La Paz Co, Arizona
Les & Paula Presmyk Collection

Wulfenite from the Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, Mark Hay Collection
Wulfenite from the Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Mark Hay Collection

Wulfenite from the Erupcion-Ahumada Mine, Sierra de los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
Wulfenite from the Erupcion-Ahumada Mine, Sierra de los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico

Wulfenite from the Hilltop Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona
Wulfenite from the Hilltop Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona

Wulfenite and Mimetite from the Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, Evan Jones Collection
Wulfenite and Mimetite from the Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona
Evan Jones Collection

Wulfenite from the Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, Carnegie Mineralogical Award
Wulfenite from the Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona
Carnegie Mineralogical Award

Wulfenite from the Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., AZ, The University of Arizona
Wulfenite from the Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., AZ
The University of Arizona

Wulfenite from the SIlver Bell Mine, Gleeson, Cochise Co., AZ, Arizona-Sonora Mineral Museum
Wulfenite from the SIlver Bell Mine, Gleeson, Cochise Co., Ariozna
Arizona-Sonora Mineral Museum

Wulfenite from the Erupcion (Ahumada) Mine, Sierra de los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico, Colorado School of Mines
Wulfenite from the Erupcion (Ahumada) Mine, Sierra de los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
Colorado School of Mines

Thick Wulfenite Crystals from the Unusual Locality of Sidjak, Uzbekistan, Fersman Mineralogical Museum
Thick Wulfenite Crystals from the Unusual Locality of Sidjak, Uzbekistan
Fersman Mineralogical Museum

Very Rare Blue Wulfenite, var. Chillagate, from Tsumeb, Namibia, Gail & Jim Spann
Very Rare Blue Wulfenite, var. Chillagite, from Tsumeb, Namibia
Gail & Jim Spann

Wulfenite from the Rowley Mine, near Theba, Maricopa Co., AZ, Arizona Mineral Minions Case, Evan Jones Collection
Wulfenite from the Rowley Mine, near Theba, Maricopa Co., Arizona
Arizona Mineral Minions Case, Evan Jones Collection

Wulfenite with Druzy Quartz Coating from the Finch Mine, near Hayden, Gila Co., AZ, Arizona Mineral Minions Case, Mark Hay Collection
Wulfenite with Druzy Quartz Coating from the Finch Mine, near Hayden, Gila Co., Arizona
Arizona Mineral Minions Case, Mark Hay Collection

Wulfenite from Level 6, Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico, Arizona Mineral Minions Case, Bill Yedowitz Collection
Wulfenite from Level 6, Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Arizona Mineral Minions Case, Bill Yedowitz Collection

Very Rare Black Crystals from the Glove Mine, near Amado, Santa Cruz Co., AZ, Arizona Mineral Minions Case, Michael Shannon Collection
Rare Black Wulfenite from the Glove Mine, near Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona
Arizona Mineral Minions Case, Michael Shannon Collection

Thick Pyramidal Wulfenite Crystals from M'Fouati, Congo, Caroline Martaud Collection
Thick Pyramidal Wulfenite Crystals from M'Fouati, Congo
Caroline Martaud Collection

Wulfenite from the Tecoma Mine, Box Elder Co., Utah, Bob Reynolds Collection
Wulfenite from the Tecoma Mine, Box Elder Co., Utah
Bob Reynolds Collection

Wulfenite from the Stephenson-Bennet Mine, Organ District, Dona Ana Co., NM, New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
Wulfenite from the Stephenson-Bennet Mine, Organ District, Dona Ana Co., New Mexico
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources

Wulfenite on Matrix from theMina Aurora, Cuchillo Parado, Chihuahua, Mexico, The Megaw Family
Wulfenite on Matrix from Mina Aurora, Cuchillo Parado, Chihuahua, Mexico
The Megaw Family

Wulfenite from Mina Ahumada, Lost Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico, The Megaw Family
Wulfenite from Mina Ahumada, Lost Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
The Megaw Family

Wulfenite from Urumqi, Kuruktag Mountains, China, Martin Zinn Collection
Wulfenite from Urumqi, Kuruktag Mountains, China, Martin Zinn Collection
Martin Zinn Collection

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