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10 specimens found
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Vanadinite -fine deep red
stock #6.2-775
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
6.1 x 3.4 x 3.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $725
Worldwide mix summer

A super bright red Vanadinite from Mibladen. This remarkable locale for almost 40 years has produced Vanadinite, all dug laboriously in tiny hand excavated crawlways. The best of these are with this electric red color and habit. The luster and condition of this piece are very fine, far better than average, with crystals to 1.4 CM across, on a contrasting matrix. Better in person, a very good value for this quality. Mined in 2006 and with excellent display impact.
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.
Vanadinite- USA classic locale
stock #17.2-887
Pure Potential/ N. Geronimo Mine, Silver dist., Trigo Mts, La Paz County
Arizona, United States
2.7 x 1.6 x 1.4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $80
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.
Vanadinite- Intense red, modern classic locale
stock #17.1-746
Pure Potential/ N. Geronimo Mine, Silver dist., Trigo Mts, La Paz County
Arizona, United States
7.1 x 4,9 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $420
Pre Holiday 2017

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.
Vanadinite on Barite
stock #15.1-400
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.8 x 2.3 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $350
Pre Holiday 2017

Vanadinite with outstanding intense color and bright luster set on contrasting white Barite blades. This combination is the least common and the most desirable. These specimens are laboriously dug without power tools by small teams in cramped artisenal mines and require years of labor to reach a good pocket. Choice and in excellent condition, Vanadinite of this high quality is one of the best mineral values available today. The color is hard to appreciate on a computer, in person it is brilliant.
Vanadinite with Barite -large hoppered / branching cluster
stock #Alec-12-203
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
6.1 x 3.2 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $725
Spring 2017

A complex cluster of deep red hoppered and elongated Vanadinite in epitaxial arrangements perched nicely on a base of Barite blades. An older Mibladen specimen, the branching, tree-like form makes it very eyecatching. Undamaged by naked eye but magnification does find some small chipped spots. An unusual piece that is quite elegant and well composed.
Vanadinite very large single crystal
stock #ALEC-12-205
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
3.7x 3.1 x 1.9 (miniature)
price: $380
pre Tucson 2015 update

An impressive deep red, complete, exceptionally large singe crystal that is undamaged. A complete floater- there is no visible point of attachment, and the architectural structure is remarkable. Displays well on any side (I personally prefer the "back" side. This was found early (in the 1980's when the first important finds were coming out) and is not like anything seen today.
Vanadinite
stock # 7.AE-247
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province,
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
3.2 x 3.3 x 3.2 CM (miniature)
price: $230
pre Tucson 2015 update

A nice specimen with large, stout crystals from the greatest locale of all time for Vanadinite, Mibladen. At 2.9 CM, the biggest crystal is quite large for the specie and is well perched on the smaller supporting crystals. Good color and luster, the backsides of the crystals are also complete but have the typical tan color, so the bright red is the logical display side.
10 specimens found
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