Source: World wide
Chemical: PbMoO (lead ore)
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Rare faceted wulfenite gemstone
Formation: In hydrothermal vents around ore deposits
Properties: Most notable is the tabular crystal structure as seen in photo #3 below. These flat tabular structures are classic shapes for wulfenite crystals. Also forms in the other prismatic shapes as shown in photo at top and below. It is very soft (3) so is more for collectors than jewelry use.
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