Collector’s Piece: Gem Vanadinite from ACF Mine, Mibladen, Morocco
Dimension: 2.5cm x 2.3cm x 1.6cm
Weight: 105 carat / 21g
Locality: ACF Mine, Mibladen, Aït Oufella Caïdat, Midelt Cercle, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
From a special pocket mined in 2010 from the ACF Mine in Morocco which is noted for its thick, robust crystals of Vanadinite. This textbook example of multi-hued red Vanadinites is the epitome of gemmy and colorful minerals resembling a beautiful flower. It is a pure gem of Vanadinite without matrix featuring various interlinked stubby hexagonal Vanadinite crystals, which are partially hollow with a slightly hopper growth pattern. Flashes of striking internal gemminess that are pretty and desirable. The Vanadinite crystals display color zonation which is probably a secondary growth of the arsenian variety of Endlichite. The largest crystal has a thickness of 0.8cm, impressive! Comes with a high quality acrylic display box.