Vanadinite, Vanadinite (Var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)
Ahumada Mine, Guadalupe y Calvo, Mun. de Guadalupe y Calvo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 6.8 x 4.5 cm
An extremely rich specimen of vanadinite variety endlichite crystals with two crystal habits on matrix from the famous Los Lamentos District of Mexico. One side has very sparkly, brownish-red needles, while the other side has endlichite in bladed rosettes with a sparkly, more botryoidal habit. A few scattered, broken needles hardly detract from this showy, old-time specimen, which Ed Ruggiero purchased in 1974. 8.3 x 6.8 x 4.5 cm