Descloizite, Vanadinite
Aurora Mine, Cuchillo Parado, Mun. de Coyame, Chihuahua, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 3.6 x 3.4 cm
An UNUSUAL and very SHOWY pseudomorph of intensely sparkly, brown descloiszite pseudomorphing elongated vanadinite prisims from the less well-known Aurora Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico. The nest of smaller crystals is "protected" by a crude "fence" of descloizite "branches." A unique-looking and unusual, two-sided pseudo resting on a bit of gossan matrix. There are even a few calcite rhombs perched atop the fence posts.