2.5" Ruby Red Vanadinite Crystals On Dolomite - Morocco

This is a beautiful specimen of ruby red vanadinite crystals on a bed of pink dolomite from Mibladen, Morocco. The specimen measures 2.5" at its longest point and comes with an acrylic display stand. Very lustrous crystals.

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, Barite
Mibladen, Midelt, Morocco
2.5 x 1.4"