Mibladen, Morocco
Miniature, 4.5 x 3.9 x 3.5 cm
Another near-floater of exceptional quality, this is a cluster of equant, doubly terminated glassy and gemmy crystals, to 2.4 cm across. The red tones are deep and vibrant. Additionally, orange to yellow gemmy highlights are emitted from the depths of the crystals in flashes of color on the side faces. The specimen exhibits a wonderful sculptural quality with a chasm in the middle setting off the two sections of the cluster. Another fine, pristine, competition quality vanadinite specimen and frankly one of the most impressive miniatures I have seen of the species from ANY pocket or style. It is radiantly colorful and the crystal size, and gear-like arrangement of this pocket, make it distinct.