6.8" Red Vanadinite Crystals - Morocco
This is a beautiful grouping of deep red and light brown, vanadinite crystals from Midelt, Morocco. They exhibit excellent color saturation, and a mirror luster on an iron-rich matrix. This specimen is a cluster of hundreds of small 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.