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.)