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Vanadinite - large hoppered crystal
stock #19.1-853
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
3.2 x 2.1 x 2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $180


A super sharp geometric sculpture formed by the hoppered faces of this hexagonal crystal. This year there was a major find of very find Vanadinites in Mibladen, probably the best pocket ever found. Large bright red crystals in large numbers were found in several habits, this has an especially esthetic form and is a textbook example of face hoppering. Excellent color with some faces slightly more intense red than others as is typical in this find.
Vanadinite
stock #19.1-300
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4 x 3.4 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $320


Among all the nice Vanadinite that has come from Morocco, a few pieces do stand out as having a next level of color, form or general impact. This is an outstanding miniature with that intense red color, bright luster and sharp, free standing crystals. The overall composition is attractive from almost any angle, there is just a little matrix that adds nice contrast. With the past few years production of Moroccan Vanadinites it is easy to take these for granted, yet they are clearly superb and one of the best values in the mineral market. No damage.
Vanadinite -on stalactitic Goethite/ Hollandite
stock #18.1-175
Taouz, Er Rachidia Province,
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
9 x 1.6 x 1.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $975
Spring update

A killer Vanadinite. This delicate thin sprire of dark matrix has dozens of sharp red crystals in a sparkling confusion. This is from a recent small find produced from single pocket. Small stalactitic based Vanadinites have been seen from time to time over the years but I have never seen any so very long, slender, perfect and esthetic. The source for these had attributed them only to Mibladen area (but without a mine or area). However, to many collectors it seems far more likely these are from Taouz due to the habit, matrix, form etc. We have visited both mines and I agree that these specimens match more perfectly the style of the best Taouz pieces and differ greatly from Mibladen. For this reason we are posting these as Taouz but I must acknowledge we may be wrong and perhaps a totally different type of Vanadinite was recently found at Mibladden. Our sources from Mibladden agree. No matter which locale, the form, luster and presentation of this piece is exceptional. In clean perfect condition this displays fine on every side. Brilliant.
Erythrite - accicular form clusters
stock #17.1-681
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.3 x 3.4 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1100
Pre Holiday 2017

A superb, delicate and bright mass of slender crystals of Erythrite in exceptional condition. Sharp elongate crystals in radiating masses and loose sprays are densely packed on matrix. Not at all typical esthetics, this is a striking, attractive specimen. The worlds best Erythrite used to come from Bou Azzer, now rare to see in this quality level. Choice.
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