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Wulfenite

Wulfenite

Both these butterscotch-colored crystals and the darker orange crystals are wulfenite. Light interacts with impurities of chromium to color wulfenite shades of yellow, orange, and red. Wulfenite commonly grows as plate-like crystals but also assumes other shapes. It is prized for showy crystals and has been mined for lead.

Wulfenite

Wulfenite

Light interacts with impurities of chromium to color wulfenite shades of yellow, orange, and red. Wulfenite commonly grows as plate-like crystals but also assumes other shapes. It is prized for showy crystals and has been mined for lead.


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