6.8" Vivid Blood Red VANADANITE Brilliant Shiny Crystals to .5" Morocco for sale
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This is an exceptional vanadinite specimen which features blood red crystals in the best color you'll ever see for the species. The crystals are glassy and lustrous, and are and formed as sharp six-sided hexagons. All the crystals surfaces are smooth and lustrous, and the edges are exceptionally sharp. The large vanadinite crystals, which are up to .6" across, cover most of the specimen. The whitish tan matrix provides a strong contrast to the rich, red crystals. This is a spectacular and flamboyantly colorful display piece from the new find at Coudya.
The world-famous mines at Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco have been producing outstanding and highly aesthetic specimens of VANADINITE for many years. This piece, which I picked out at the Denver Gem, Rock & Mineral Show, came from a recently dug 10 meter deep pit in Coudya, on a plain which is a short way from the old mine entrance. The area is said to resemble a lunar landscape, as miners working individual claims create dump piles of the debris from their holes.
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