Large, Lustrous, Ruby Red Vanadinite Formation - Morocco

 
 
 
This is a very large vanadanite crystal formation measuring just under an inch wide. It's nicely centered on a 4.6x3.8" matrix with a scattering of smaller vanadanite crystals surrounding it. It's pretty rare to see crystals this large, and it has excellent color and luster. Comes with a 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 it would be recommended to wash your hands after handling.
FOR SALE
$245
DETAILS
SPECIES
Vanadinite
LOCATION
ACF Mine, Mibladen, Midelt, Morocco
SIZE
Formation .95" wide, Matrix 4.6x3.8"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#80540