Vanadinite (Huge Crystal!)
ACF Mine (incl. Coud'a shaft; Coudia shaft), Mibladene (Mibladen; Mibladan; Miblanden), Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Toenail, 2.8 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm
Ex. Sam Nasser
A large, composite, floater crystal of vanadinite exhibits at its top termination, a rich, lustrous, gemmy, orange color which grades down to a lustrous, bright, light brown rootbeer color. The specimen also has a cavernous appearance. The only drawback are two minor wilbers at the main termination, which keeps this specimen from selling for over $1000. As it is, he had it at $600 and I reduced it to make it very reasonable. It is a very complex piece, not easily shown in photos, and better in person. The sheer SIZE of this single crystal is shocking!