Dragon Minerals - Update November 1, 2018

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10491: Vanadinite - $14
Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, DrĂ¢a-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Small cabinet - 7.2 x 5.6 x 3.8 cm (2.8x 2.2 x 1.5 inches)
Specimen status: Reserved     Send email to order

A matte black matrix (probably a combination of iron and manganese oxides) hosts numerous clusters of resinous, red-brown vanadinite crystals. These crystals are generally translucent,  distinctly hexagonal, and reach about 3 mm. Some incomplete crystals are noted (hence the price) but still plenty to explore with hands lens or camera lens. Displays nicely on its naturally flat base. Some incomplete crystals are noted.

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