3.8" Ruby Red Vanadinite Crystals on Pink Barite - Morocco
This is a beautiful specimen of ruby red vanadinite crystals on a bed of pink bladed barite and dolomite from Mibladen, Morocco. The specimen measures 3.8" 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.