Vanadinite, Descloizite
Keban Mine, Keban, Elazig Province, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey
Miniature, 4.4 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm
Mineral specimens from the Keban Mine of Turkey are rare and are very rarely available on the market. This fine old-time piece features sharp, lustrous, hexagonal, brown vanadinite barrels to 1.2 cm aesthetically and richly scattered on matrix with a druse of descloizite. This piece probably dates to the 1930s mining period, as it is accompanied by two old labels. Ex. Don Boydston Collection.