Floater Vanadinite on Barite (1970s find) ex Saller Coll.

Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Small Cabinet, 8.4 x 6.8 x 3.8 cm
Start Time: 10/01/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/08/2009 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Sparkly, partially gemmy, brick-red to rust-red vanadinite prisms to 8 mm richly encrust a very sculptural matrix of diverging, parallel-growth clusters of iron oxide-coated barite blades from Mibladen, Morocco. This excellent and very showy specimen is from the very small, late 1970s Moroccan find and was, until the great finds of the late 1990s and early 2000s, considered to be the finest vanadinite on barite specimens from Morocco. They were very highly desirable. Highly representative of the species and find. This piece is exceptional, in that, it is an essentially pristine, complete all-around floater!! The myriad of crystals on the back are coated. Ex Saller Collection

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