11" Plate, Sparkling, Ruby Red Vanadinite Crystals
This is a huge plate, of sparkling, ruby-red Vanadinite crystals on a pink, bladed barite matrix from Mibladen, Morocco. This stunning piece is an impressive 11" wide.
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.