Mibladen, Morocco
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 5.0 x 5.0 cm
Complete floater composed of only solid vanadinite, this outstanding small cab features lustrous and translucent, gear-shaped, reddish-brown crystals reaching 2.7 cm across.Orange to yellow gemmy highlights are present along with incipient hopper growth. Most of the crystals are doubly-terminated. There is on the base and back of many crystals in this pocket, a not-so-lustrous secondary phase of powdery vanadinite: but on this specimen the coating is confied to the back side entirely and all front-facing and side-facign crystals are red or red-toned all over. Just a superb display specimen of unusual habit, robust and geometric like few others here. It looks good from MANY angles and is one of my favorites of this new pocket. Joe Budd photo.