Pieces like this are NOT available on the market anymore .
With a little luck you can see a small specimen of original Bleiberg Wulfenit now and then
Wulfenite – with honey-yellow crystals typical for Bleiberg and black galena=Galena on weathered limestone
Bleiberg in Carinthia is the typolocality for Wulfenite
Wulfenite – Pb(MoO4) – alsoknown as yellow lead ore
In a nutshell:
Bleiberg/Kreuth – mining since the 14th century. The first documented mining of lead ores dates back to 1333.
Mining of ores in tunnels and shafts with a total length of 1,300 kilometres.
In 1785 Franz Xaver Freiher von Wulfen described this yellow lead ore for the first time as “Kärntner Bleyspath” – later the mineral was named after Wulfen.
Mining was stopped over 30 years ago – new finds therefore impossible!!!
This gem was recovered in the 1970s
Grube Stefanie – 13.run – Konradi – Bleiberg/Kreuth – Carinthia – Austria
Weight: 3.72 kilogram
Dim.: 17 x 15 x 11 cm