Dims: 2.55x1.03x0.95" (6.47x2.62x2.41cm)
Wt: 2.19oz (62.1g)
Ahcif Mine, Mibladen, Midelt, Morocco
This is an excellent and nearly damage-free vanadinite specimen. Its color is a characteristic orange-brown, shading to a lovelyh orange in the smaller crystals. The vanadinite is transparent, although a myriad of internal fractures ruins any clarity. The luster is generally vitreous, but has a metallic look on the sides of the largest crystals which have a darker, nearly gray surface. At least 80% of the surface of the host rock is covered with these vanadinite crystals. Judging by the heft and orange color, the host rock itself may be more (granular) vanadinite. This is a very nice specimen.