Arsenatian Vanadinite ("Endlichite") (ex Harold Urish Collection)

Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
Toenail, 3.4 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm
Start Time: 01/05/2012 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/12/2012 6:52:03 pm (CST)
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Item Description

For some time, "Endlichite" was considered a species, but is now classified as an Arsenic-bearing variety of Vanadinite. This lovely display specimen hosts several classic, golden almost metallic looking, prismatic crystals of "Endlichite" with brownish Descloizite matrix. The "Endlichite" crystals have a light curve to them, which is very distinctive for this mine. A very graceful specimen, and virtually damage free on the display side. I have not seen anything in way of these specimens (except in old collections), and every good Mexican collection, should have a nice "Endlichite" like this in them.

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