1.5" Red-Orange Vanadinite Crystals with Calcite - Arizona

This is a beautiful cluster of vibrant red vanadinite crystals associated with calcite. They exhibit excellent color saturation, and a mirror-like, non metallic luster. This specimen was collected from the Geronimo Mine in La Paz County, Arizona.

Vanadinite is a mineral belonging to the apatite group of phosphates, with the chemical formula Pb5(VO4)3Cl. It is one of the main industrial ores of the metal vanadium and a minor source of lead. A dense, brittle mineral, it is usually found in the form of red hexagonal crystals.

The lead and vanadium in the vanadinite can be harmful if absorbed into the blood stream by inhalation or ingestion. The crystals won't pose a health hazard just sitting on a shelf, but we recommend that you wash your hands after handling.
Vanadinite & Calcite
Geronimo Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona
1.5" wide