Vanadinite- USA classic locale
Pure Potential/ N. Geronimo Mine, Silver dist., Trigo Mts, La Paz County
2.7 x 1.6 x 1.4 CM (thumbnail)
Pre Holiday 2017
An intense red thumbnail of gemmy, perfect condition prismatic Vanadinite. From the modern classic locale of the Pure Potential mine, these crystals are lustrous, transparent and have both prisms and hoppered forms.
The Pure Potential (or North Geronimo) mine has become famed for outstanding Vanadinites, some of the best ever found in the Americas. Top pieces have an intense red color that is distinctive. This piece has that color and crystal sizes are above average for the hexagonal non hoppered type. Well isolated on a contrasting dark matrix the specimen has fine luster and flash. Several of the Vanadinites have some Calcite prisms sprinkled on them best seen with magnification. Nearly perfect only one small zone has some micro damage, the rest of the hundreds of sharp crystals are impressively perfect. The mine closed back to the late 1800s but in the past few decades has been worked for specimens with occasional finds of fine pieces like this. A USA classic and a pretty specimen from anyplace.