Dragon Minerals - Update November 15, 2018

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22097: Vanadinite and Barite
Mibladen Mining District, Midelt Province, DrĂ¢a-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Miniature - 5.0 x 4.4 x 3.3 cm (2.0 x 1.7 x 1.3 inches)
Weight - 84 grams (0.19 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

A mound off dirty white, translucent to opaque barite blades hosts a covering of red-brown to brown, translucent to opaque vanadinite crystals. Individual vanadinites reach almost 5 mm, and the majority are complete. There are even vanadinites on the backside of the matrix and barite, in an area where it appears the specimen detached from its original matrix before more vanadinite grew in.

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