Mibladen, Morocco
Cabinet, 12.3 x 10.2 x 4.9 cm
This matrix specimen is highlighted by three disparate clusters of equant, doubly terminated, reddish-brown vanadinite crystals to 2.3 cm across. These large crystals are unusually well-isolated on the matrix! Gemmy highlights of yellow-orange color emanate from deep in the crystals through their side faces - characteristic of this pocket. The backsides of the crystals have a powdery beige secondary coating, but are complete. One cluster has some edge wear but this is offset by a lower price than the 5k asked if it were pristine. The sheer size, color and form of the crystals overall carries a lot of impact; and by their unusual and impressive isolation on contrasting matrix which really gives a dramatic visual effect.