Vanadinite (2008 find)

Mibladen, Midelt Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco
4.4 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
Start Time: 10/03/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/10/2019 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A striking, sculptural and aesthetic 360-degree miniature cluster of dramatic parallel-growth vanadinite prisms from 2000s finds at famous Mibladen. The stout, tabular, hexagonal crystals have classic rich reddish-orange color with flashes of yellow-orange gemminess under bright light. The glassiness and high lustre add even more pizzazz. The imposing crestal crystal is 1.8 cm wide. Preferential iron oxide coatings on the back and one side are typical for some finds. The stacked 360-degree architecture of the prisms is remarkable. Complete all-around and essentially pristine, with only a few edge wilbers. Every turn presents a definitely different perspective. Choice and classic Mibladen vanadinite.