Dims: 1.3" x 0.9" x 0.7"(3.3 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm)
Wt: 7.7 g
Pure Potential Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, U.S.A.
Though it is quite small, this Vanadinite thumbnail specimen is quite attractive. It has the hexagonal prismatic-to-tabular crystals with basal faces that are common in this mineral, are translucent, and have an adamantine luster. Their color is one of the deeper reds that I have seen in this mineral and the crystals are well-formed and have very little damage. They rest on a dark red-brown matrix that looks like a shale or a fine-grained sandstone.