Here is an interesting specimen of vanadinite from Morocco. Unlike many of the other specimens we have had in the galleries, this piece has a very dark matrix that leaves your fingers coated in hematite. The warm, red hues of the vanadinite crystal contrast perfectly with the dark hematite base. This is a unique one that we know will find a good home!
Size: 2.3 x 2.2 in.
Weight: 2.1 oz
Location: Morocco, Africa
Vanadite specimens are very popular. Vanadinite is a mineral that is composed of vanadium, lead, oxygen, and chlorine. Vanadinite typically forms in arid climates alongside other lead-based minerals. Vanadinite can form in brown, yellow, orange, or red crystals. Vanadinite is easily identifiable from its hexagonal crystals. Some of the most prized specimens are bright cherry red with lustrous crystals. This mineral is often found in Argentina, Australia, Morocco, Namibia, and even the United States.
Vanadinite encourages playfulness, creativity, and curiosity. It assists in maintaining focus while stimulating drive, and determination.
Chemical Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
You will receive the vanadinite specimen pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.