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Vanadinite, Mimetite and Mottramite
stock #19.1-891
Tiger, Mammoth St Anthony District, Pinal County
Arizona, United States
4.3 x 3.6 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $200
Early summer 2023

Bright, colorful and sparkling multi-specie specimen from the great Tiger (Mammoth-St.Anthony) of Arizona. Vivid red Vanadinites, sharp dark green to yellow-brown Mottramite and yellow Mimetite are the main components. Tiger Minerals are more or less legendary, the locality is unique in its complex mineralogy and beloved by many. This specimen looks nice on display but under magnification it is truly incredible.

Vanadinite crystals on Pholadaomia (Clam) fossil
stock #23.FC-021
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
6 x 4.4 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $950
Spring 23

An incredible Vanadinite. This remarkable specimen from a very small find in 2022, the matrix is a complete Clam fossil with clusters of bright red Vanadinite crystals. The amazing mines at Mibladen are certainly the world’s best localities for this specie, and the quantity of production is amazing. Among tens of thousands of pieces extracted over the past decades no fossils hosting good Vanadinites like this have ever been seen. We are only aware of a few pieces found two years ago with tiny druses on some marine fossils but those were micro-sized crystals. In excellent condition and complete on all sides.

Vanadinite - epitaxial stack of crystals
stock #16.1-242
ACF Mine, Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
3.2 x 2.3 x 1.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $420
Spring 23

Vanadinite crystals in rare stacked array from the incredible Mibladen area (the ACF Mine). This region has produced literally tons of nice Vanadinite, of many sorts. It is very hard to find anything really different or special in the production, but a few pieces do sometimes turn up. This is one such special example that looks somewhat like a tree and seems almost unreal in the stacked arrangement of the crystals. The tabular crystals are naturally arranged by decreasing size in a graduated tower. Out of thousands of specimens we have seen, this is unique. Some very minor edge chips exist but are nearly invisible. The red color is more intense from some angles which is also typical of this locality. All in all, a fine toenail sized piece, with an impressive arrangement.

Vanadinite on Goethite finger
stock #18.1-183
Taouz, Er Rachidia Province,
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.3 x 1.5 x 1 CM (miniature)
price: $280
Fall 22

A delicate, slender finger or stalactite of Goethite is richly covered by bright red small crystals of Vanadinite. From a single pocket find about 4 years ago at Taouz (Morocco), this habit is impressive and unusual amongst the vast number of Vanadinites that have been found. In fine condition.

stock #13.1-224
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4 x 2.4 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $140
new year 2021

Vanadinite crystals with both brilliantly lustrous red faces and some faces that are a mustard color. The form and esthetics are choice and looks fine from several angles. Vanadinite from Morocco has been rather plentiful for the past few years and the costs are still reasonable for such an attractive specie.

Vanadinite on Geothite stalactite
stock #18.1-185
Taouz, Er Rachidia Province,
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
6.9 x 2.8 x 1.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $490
Spring 2020

Amazing form and with very bright red color, Vanadinite crystals scattered on slender stalactites or rods of Geothite. A small find in late 2018 produced a few of these with better form and color than usually seen, these are not found very often unlike the well known (but very different) Vanadinites from Mibladen. In fine condition the individual crystals of Vanadinite are on all sides of these "fingers" and can be displayed from any angle. Sharp lustrous and vivid red in person, the contrast with the black Geothite is remarkable and the overall esthetic is impressive. This is a delicate specimen as can be seen, but it can be shipped with some special packaging.

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 -New Find
stock #19.1-670
San Carlos Mine, Municipio de Maunuel Benavidas
Chihuahua, Mexico
3.4 x 3.2 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $380

This year there was a major find of exceptional Vanadinites at the San Carlos Mine (Chihuahua, Mexico). A small number of superb pieces with great form, color and luster are now considered to be the best Vanadinites ever found in Mexico and for that matter in North America. This is a choice miniature with especially fine rich color and top bright luster. In fine condition with no damage, this is displayable from any side. The area where these were found was quickly mined out and there will be no more. Choice and very attractive, destined to be a highly desirable Mexican classic.