Mibladen, Morocco
Large Cabinet, 18.0 x 8.0 x 5.9 cm
This is a sculptural assemblage on matrix of dozens of fat, lustrous and translucent, gear-shaped, crystals of vanadinite to 1.7 cm across. Gemmy highlights of orange and yellow emanate from the crystals - which are mostly doubly-terminated and upright. The starkly upright crystals are unusual, from previous finds, against contrasting matrix. This is a lovely, nearly pristine specimen of vanadinite with just the most trivial of micro-dings here or there, hard to spot, and miraculous given the size and exposure of the specimen. A fine, large cabinet piece.