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

Barite, Vanadinite

Specimen # 100111
Mineral: Barite, Vanadinite
Location: Coud'a Workings, Mibladen Mining District, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Morocco
Size: 4.9 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm


These deep red vanadinite crystals from Morocco are perched on delicate bladed crystals of cream-coloured barite. The largest vanadinite is 1.0 cm across. In excellent condition, this is a first class 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