Barite, Vanadinite
Posted by: Maia Sinkins on 01.11.2021 | Filed under:

Barite, Vanadinite

Specimen # 100110
Mineral: Barite, Vanadinite
Location: Coud'a Workings, Mibladen Mining District, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Morocco
Size: 5.2 x 3.8 x 2.0 cm


Beautiful miniature of lustrous, red vanadinite crystals on bright, cream-coloured crystals of barite from Morocco. The largest vanadinite crystal measures 1 cm across. Nice space between the vanadinites makes for excellent contrast on this specimen.

If you’d like to see more about the Mibladen Mining District, including photos of some of the vanadinite workings, see Morocco: The Northern Sahara and the Atlas Mountains (Part 2). (Note, the big hole depicted in the first photograph in the other half of the article – see Part 1 –  is a vanadinite specimen-mining operation at Coud’a.)

Additional information

Dimensions 52 × 31 × 15 cm