Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 4.6 x 4.2 cm
Atlas Mountains, Mibladen, Morocco
Ex. Steve Sinotte

This unusual vanadinite specimen features robust crystals, to 2.2 cm across, oriented in three distinct rows of parallel growth to form one of the biggest solid growths of attached vanadinite I have seen in a long time. In fact, this was from one pocket that came to market at the Denver show in September of 2001, the year of the 9-11 attacks. I remember because I bought this pocket (including this piece) from a Moroccan dealer at that show, the day before the show basically shut down in shock and grief. The crystals are lustrous and translucent, exhibit incipient hopper growth with a saturated red-orange color. Ex. Sinotte collection. This is a fantastic vanadinite of a really different style than most, and the boxwork complexity of the crystal form really makes it stand out.