4.0" Deep Red Sparkling Vanadinite Crystal Cluster - Morocco

This is a pristine cluster of large, deep red vanadinite crystals with clusters of tabular white barite from Midelt, Morocco. They exhibit excellent color saturation and a mirror luster and a bit of iridescence in places.

This specimen comes with an acrylic display stand.

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
ACF Mine, Mibladen, Midelt, Morocco
4.0 x 3.6"