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Vanadinite (variety As-bearing)
Vanadinite (variety As-bearing). Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Vanadinite (variety As-bearing). Detail / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Detail / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn

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Vanadinite (variety As-bearing)
 

JFD83AO0: This is one of the first arsenical vanadinites I got. When the Touissit mine was in operation, they were not very common, and I remember that they were expensive. Later, with the mine already closed, more arsenical vanadinites have been found in old workings, or in artisanal diggings in areas further north of Touissit. In any case, it is a good piece, with a much more intense color than the more recent specimens and with some lighter color zoning that gives it a curious appearance. The piece is a floater and does not have any damaged crystals.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1991)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.8 × 2.2 cm = 3.31” × 2.68” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.31” × 0.16”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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