Vanadinite, Calcite
San Carlos Mine (Apex mine), San Carlos, Mun. de Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico
Cabinet, 10.5 x 7.2 x 3.5 cm
A superb cabinet combination specimen from the San Carlos Mine of Chihuahua, Mexico. Lustrous, caramel-colored, hexagonal vanadinite prisms to 1.1 cm are festooned on the 3-dimensional sulfide matrix covered with glassy, colorless, nearly transparent calcite rhombs. The calcite rhombs grew around the vanadinite prisms in many cases.