5.8" Ruby Red Vanadinite Crystals With Barite - Morocco

 
This is a beautiful plate of sparkling, ruby-red vanadinite crystals with white/pink bladed barite from Mibladen, Morocco. This stunning specimen is an impressive 5.8" wide and contains many small, lustrous vanadinite 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 it would be recommended to wash your hands after handling.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Vanadinite with Barite
LOCATION
Mibladen, Midelt, Morocco
SIZE
5.8 x 4.2"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#104741