Dims: 2.6 x 2.2 x 0.5" (6.6 x 5.6 x 1.3 cm)
Wt: 1.62 oz. (45.9 g)
This thumbnail specimen consists of a thin slab of crumbly host rock that is partly covered by a thick druse of Vanadinite crystals. These crystals are quite small, not exceeding 0.1" (3 mm) in diameter, but are in very good condition- only a few spots of minor damage are visible. All have a hexagonal tabular form that is impressively well-defined for their intergrowth, and possess the classic deep red-orange color and bright, adamantine luster of Vanadinite. Even the smallest individual crystals are only dimly translucent. The base, though shapeless, is crystalline in nature, and appears to be made of heavily decayed barite or dolomite (most likely the former).