Vanadinite from the small ‘Orange Crush’ Pocket, Mibladen, Khenifra Province, Morocco, mined in April of 2016. This pocket had orange to brownish-red crystals with a lustrous metallic chatoyancy, and uncommon stepped crystal form. The next Mineralogical Record is set to have an article about this exceptional, very small find. Measures 3.3 x 3 x 2.6 cm.
Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Pyrite, Sphalerite combination, Peru
Translucent, Reddish-Pink Rhodochrosite crystals scattered over dozens of terminated Quartz crystals. Rhodochrosite with minor Pyrite and Sphalerite on the bottom. The Rhodochrosite habit is bladed. Vitreous luster.
Location: Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru