Vanadinite on Barite
Posted by: macadmin on 05.14.2020 | Filed under:

Vanadinite on Barite

Specimen # 102287
Mineral: Vanadinite on Barite
Location: Vanadinite, Barite, Coud'a Workings, Mibladen Mining District, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Morocco
Size: 6.5 x 6.0 x 5.5 cm


Sharp, hexagonal crystals of vanadinite on white barite. The lustre of the vanadinite crystals is top (it doesn;t get better than this) and these crystals are the top intense red colour. A superb specimen from the Coud’a Workings at Mibladen.

For 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 ot the article – see Part 1 –  is a vanadinite specimen-mining operation at Coud’a.)