Vanadinite on Barite (classic find)

Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Miniature, 5.4 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 01/30/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/04/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Scintillating, partially gemmy, brick-red to cherry-red vanadinite prisms to 9 mm richly encrust all sides of the very sculptural matrix of diverging, parallel-growth clusters of snow-white 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.

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