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.