Morocco is famous for its specimens of vanadinite. Over recent years many bright cherry-red examples have been unearthed. The contrast between vanadinite crystal and its matrix can be breathtaking.
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. Its crystals may contain up to 75% lead! 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
Location: Mibladen District, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
You will receive the perky box specimen pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.