Melba Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
Cabinet, 10.7 x 7.4 x 3.8 cm
When was the last time you saw a Melba Mine vanadinite? They are just NOT around. This one was in the inventory of an old Arizona rock shop, and turned up as one of those flukes. Like most specimens from here, the crystals are small, but very sparkly, with bright orange-to-red tones. One entire face of this specimen is covered with these drusy crystals.