Mibladen, Morocco
Miniature, 4.3 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm
Lustrous brick-red crystals of vanadinite, to 2.1 cm across, with gemmy yellow-orange highlights and super luster on the side faces, combine to make up this aesthetic cluster. The crystals are fat and equant, doubly terminated, with a few exhibiting a cogwheel or gear-like form. The backside is coated by a powdery secondary generation, that is not lustrous. It has excellent sculptural quality and exhibit the color, form, and gear-like habit of the best of this pocket. A striking and unusual miniature!