Bright red vanadinite on top of bladed barite, all on a large host rock. Many of the barite blades are coated with growths of a black mineral, which I'd assume to be goethite though I can't say for sure. Keep in mind that the standing position we put the piece in for photography isn't super stable; the bottom could be trimmed relatively easily to make it sturdier at the cost of losing some smaller vanadinite crystals on the bottom end.



ACF Mine, Mibladen Mining District, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco



14.5 x 12 x 7 cm