Posted by: macadmin on 05.14.2020 | Filed under:


Specimen # 101853
Mineral: Vanadinite
Location: Vanadinite, Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
Size: 5.2 x 5.1 x 2.3 cm


This is a very nice Taouz vanadinite I acquired in Morocco. Taouz vanadinites are easily distingued from those from the Mibladen district, as the Taouz ones sit perched on black oxides of iron and manganese.  These vanadinites are a good red, and the crystals have good lustre. A beautifully-proportioned specimen.

Taouz is a rather remote location near the land-mined Algerian border, a desolate and harsh landscape (out of interest, there are photographs of this area in the article Morocco: The Northern Sahara and the Atlas Mountains (Part 1)).

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Additional information

Dimensions 51 × 51 × 23 cm