7.2" Brown Needle-Like ENDLICHITE Crystals Mexico ex-A.E.Seamen Museum for sale

$600.00
Product Code: EB0316END4
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Location Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos Mts, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
Size 7.2" x 5.0" x 3.3"
Suggested Stand A suitable display stand comes free with this specimen.

On this extremely rich specimen there are many elongated, brown endlichite crystals that have formed in diverging, spray-like formations inside a large vug. (Endlichite is now called arsenatian vanadinite.) The crystals are actually gemmy, and are formed as tapering, elongated prisms that are highly lustrous. The matrix on this old classic is also endlichite, in a spongy mass. It comes from the Erupcion Mine in the famous Los Lamentos District of Mexico. The piece comes with some old labels, including a Charles M. Noll label from the 1970s, and a Marquette University label. I acquired it from the A.E.Seamens Mineral Museum in a de-acquisition sale.