10.7" Plate of Ruby Red Vanadinite Crystals - Morocco

This is a huge plate of sparkling, ruby-red vanadinite crystals on matrix, collected from the Mibladen mining district of Morocco. The size of the vanadinite crystals are on the small to medium side but cover most of the specimen and exhibit a gorgeous luster. Their deep red coloration contrasts nicely against the beige matrix that's packed with white barite crystals.

Comes with a metal 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
Mibladen Mining District, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
10.7 x 8.2"