Wulfenite



Wulfenite, a lead molybdate mineral, was first found at Sterling Hill by Fred Parker and subsequently verified by [Dunn] using X-ray methods. It occurs as microscopic (0.3 mm) colorless to light-yellow crystals on a fracture surface in granular franklinite/red-willemite ore from Sterling Hill. It is an extremely rare mineral locally. (Dunn, 1995)

 Location Found: Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1845
     
 Formula: Pb(MoO4)
 Essential Elements: Lead, Molybdenum, Oxygen
 All Elements in Formula: Lead, Molybdenum, Oxygen
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
     
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 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.645


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 30, No, 2 - Fall 1989, pg. 3Notes from the Laboratory & Changes to the List of Species From Franklin and Sterling Hill, Pete J. Dunn, John L. Baum, Wulfenite
View IssueV. 30, No. 1 - Spring 1989, pg. 22Wulfenite, Fred J. Parker
     
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