Dims: 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.6" (2.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 19.3 g
Toussit Mine, near Oudja, Morocco
This excellent little thumbnail specimen consists of a cluster of hexagonal tabular Endlichite crystals, an arsenic-rich variety of Vanadinite. These crystals reach maximum dimensions of 0.5 x 0.3 x 0.2" (1.3 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm) and are in excellent condition- only one or two of the smaller crystals show any damage. All have excellent form, with well-defined edges and clean faces that possess a bright, nearly adamantine luster. Their color is a pale yellow-brown and all are translucent under bright light. A small amount of what appears to be a barite host rock is present, and the cluster is hot-glued inside an acrylic base.