Wulfenite - International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.atlantisinstitute.org/


Origin - the place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Wulfenite is a yellow lead ore, a mineral that consists of lead molybdate. It formulates as a secondary mineral in hydrothermal lead deposits that are oxidised.


It was first discovered in Austria and is generally found alongside minerals such as smithsonite, anglesite, vanadinite, cerussite and mimetite amongst others.


All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Wulfenite crystals belong to the Tetragonal system.


History - the past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Wulfenitewas named after the Austrian mineralogist, Franz Xavier von Wulfen after an occurence was first discovered in Bad Bleiberg, Carinthia, Austria.


There are significant source locations of Wulfenite which includes the Red Cloud Mine in Arizona, Los Lamentos in Mexico and Mount Peca in Slovenia. The Slovenian crystal was heralded on a stamp by the Post of Slovenia as recently as 1997.


Wulfenite is said to be a fantastic stone for creative people to wear who may have a wealth of ideas yet find they have trouble in bringing these ideas into reality.


Specification - the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Wulfenite has an irregular to sub-conchoidal fracture with a brittle tenacity. It is transparent to opaque and employs a white streak. It is a relatively soft crystal that measures 3 on the Mohs scale rating of hardness.


Varieties - a number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Wulfenite varies by colour shade dependant on its location source. Main locations include Austria, Arizona, Mexico and Slovenia.


Esoteric Attributes - a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.


Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.


The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Wulfenite crystals.


Mental: Wulfenite crystals allow one to recognise the patterns and tensions experienced in upbringing and provides ways to manage these ties more freely.
Emotional: Wulfenite crystals provide freedom from mental restraints which can include compulsive patterns and also allows freedom of movement.
Physical: Wulfenite crystals provide aid to muscular atrophy and lithogenesis. It also helps with emaciation, dryness and calluses.


Crystal Chart - Wulfenite


Crystal: Wulfenite
Mineralogy: Lead molybdate
Geometric form: Tetragonal
Formation: Secondary
Family: Sulfates
Birthstone: Wulfenite is associated with the astrological sign of Sagittarius.
Appearance: Wulfenite has an irregular to sub-conchoidal fracture with a brittle tenacity. It is transparent to opaque and employs a white streak. It is a relatively soft crystal that measures 3 on the Mohs scale rating of hardness.
Aura: Wulfenite opens the energy channels and removes energy blockages to enable deeper connections with the higher realms.
Colour: Orange yellow hues. Can also appear as green, grey, brown and black.
Chakra: Wulfenite is associated with the lower Chakras, primarily the Sacral Chakra where it harmonises and channels higher vibrations.




International Crystals - References and resources:


Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001


New Oxford American Dictionary