Dims: 2-5/8" x 2-1/4" x 1"
Bou Azzer, Morocco
The largest crystals (up to 5/15 inch in diameter and 1/16 inch in width) on this Moroccan Vanadinite specimen are concentrated on the edges of one side of a flat tabular piece of host rock. This side of the rock seems to have been dusted with microscopic Vanadinite crystals, covering the larger crystals' popular, adamantine luster on one of each of their two sides, and dulling their characteristic, deep red-orange color. The other side of each crystal, having been sheltered from the onslaught, retain their fiery luster and color. This is a beautiful specimen, with the classic, hexagonal platelets that make Vanadinite so easy to identify.