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    VANADINITE
    Pure Potential Mine (North Geronimo Mine), Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA



    The Vanadinites of the Silver District display some of the deepest red coloration of any Vanadinites known. The most recent production dates from the 1990s when a previously ignored part of the North Geronimo Claim started to yield outstanding specimens of matrix Vanadinite of dark red color. The crystals are the flat topped hexagonal type that the district is noted for, with the larger crystals showing some "hopper" type of growth. Here a dark breccia fragment is overcoated on all sides by the blood-red prisms. Luster is glossy, and there are at least a hundred crystals of all sizes coating the finger of dark volcanic matrix. Some crystals display a thin layer of Calcite "frost." Condition is excellent with virtually all crystals intact. The property hasn't produced anything of significance in a number of years.
    Overall Measurements: 2.68 x 1.78 x 1.48 inches (6.83 x 4.53 x 3.76 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Williams Minerals [Hoppel #D0777]


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
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