Mibladen, Morocco
Cabinet, 14.0 x 6.75 x 6.0 cm
This specimen has super-lustrous, sharply equant, doubly-terminated, translucent crystals of vanadinite to 1.5 cm across starkly isolated (this is important!) on the matrix. The brick-reddish crystals exhibit orange to yellow highlights which makes this pocket so distinct. The larger crystals have enough separation which allows them to viewed in their best light and highlights the geometry so splendidly. As with most of the pocket I present here, the piece was removed and trimmed to be as close to pristine as you can really get for something this big and exposed, a remarkable feat of collecting