Vanadinite (classic AZ) Harold Michel Coll.

Puzzler Mine, Castle Dome Mining District, Yuma Co., Arizona
7.3 x 6.1 x 5.1 cm
Start Time: 03/20/2020 4:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/26/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Lustrous, translucent, bi-colored textbook hexagonal vanadinite barrels with brown bodies and striking orange terminations, to about 4 mm, are richly festooned on the sculptural small cabinet matrix covered with tiny, sparkly first generation vannies. The exctinct Pb-Ag-F-V-Mo-Cu Puzzler Mine, operated sporadically from the early 1900s to about 1952 (MINDAT) is well-known for excellent vanadinite specimens. Classic, rich and typical material for the locale. Ex Harold Michel Collection and comes with 4 labels. Valued by a former dealer at $1250.