San Carlos Mine (Apex mine), San Carlos, Mun. de Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico
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An excellent, showy vanadinite specimen from the classic, but now hard to obtain source of the San Carlos Mine of Chihuahua, Mexico. This doubly terminated, highly lustrous, translucent, wet-look, butterscotch-colored, hexagonal vanadinite prism has a highly unusual pyramidal termination. The sidecar crystals are a nice accent. Rare in this quality and crystal form. These came out in the 1960s and 1970s, with none since. Ex. Jaime Bird Collection.