3.8" Huge, Red Vanadinite Crystal (NEW FIND) - Morocco

 
This is a beautiful aggregation of HUGE, undamaged, deep red vanadinite crystals from Midelt, Morocco. They exhibit excellent color saturation, and a mirror luster on an iron-rich matrix. The largest vanadinite crystal on this specimen is over .6" wide!

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 it would be recommended to wash your hands after handling.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Vanadinite
LOCATION
ACF Mine, Mibladen, Midelt, Morocco
SIZE
3.8" long, 3.1" wide, Largest Crystal 0.6"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#84338