Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco

 

    

                                                                                                                                                                      Vanadinite

 

Vanadinite from the Acif Vein, Mabladen, Tourist, Morocco is, by far, the best quality vanadinite available on the mineral market today.  There is little room for argument on this.  The best of the Moroccan material is a bright cherry red in color, exhibits flawless hexagonal form, good translucence to gemmyness and has a glassy luster. 

 

 

 

OKN-604

OKN-604      Vanadanite      Mibladen Mine, Mibladen, Khenifra Province Meknes- Tafilalet Region, Morocco.  1.7 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm crystal showing parallel growth, hoppered faces, a nice luster, and solid red color (more brown staining on back and slight staining in one side).  No damage.  An attractive example.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-763

OKN-763    Vanadinite   Mibladen Mine, Mibladen, Khenifra Province Meknes- Tafilalet Region, Morocco.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A fine example with deep red crystals having no coatings on any sides.  They do not have as strong a luster as they could, but the form of the piece is really nice.  The crystals stand up on top and trail down the sides.  The matrix that stands upright nicely and is all natural (not broken or sawn).  No damage.  $145

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-159

OKK-159     Vanadinite    Upper Moulouya District, Milbanden, Morocco.  Very high quality crystals of the brightest red with no brown overgrowths.  Old material.  Measures 9.8 x 7.3 x 4.5 cm overall with beautifully formed hexagonal crystals to 1.5 cm each.  A few crystals are missing but very nice overall as can be seen.  Flashy and nicely proportioned.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-880

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OKM-880    Vanadinite    Mibladen, Morocco.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Unusual parallel growth aggregate measuring 2.6 x 2 x .3 cm.  Translucent to transparent, no damage, edge contacts.  Very high luster, back side coatings.   $30

 

 

 

 

OKK-852

OKK-852    Vanadinite     Milbladen, Morocco.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A fine damage free cluster on  matrix with crystals to 1.3 cm each.  2.8 x 2.2 x 2 cm overall.  Good luster and views.  Some brown staining on back of specimen.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKAA-012

OKAA-012     Vanadinite    Mibladen Mine, Mibladen, Khenifra Province Meknes- Tafilalet Region, Morocco.  7.5 x 4.7 x 4 cm specimen with bright cherry red crystals to a cm each and zero damage.  A perfect palm sized piece that is of the highest quality.  The specimen is quite three-dimensional and sits nicely on its own.  It comes with a custom engraved acrylic base.    $400

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