Vanadinite, Calcite
San Carlos Mine (Apex mine), San Carlos, Mun. de Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico
Cabinet, 15.0 x 11.5 x 7.4 cm
A dramatic, large cabinet specimen from the classic, but now hard to obtain, source of San Carlos Mine of Chihuahua, Mexico. Strongly hoppered, butterscotch-colored vanadinite prisms to 3.8 cm richly cover the banded matrix and are strikingly overgrown with cream-colored calcite. The isolated clusters have a distinctive flowstone-look in one view. This is a rare, large combination specimen in this quality and crystal form. These came out in the 1960s and 1970s, with none since. Ex. Evan Jones Mexico Collection.