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Vanadinite

#PD32583

Vanadinite

#PD32583
Availability
Sold
Size
7.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Pb5(VO4)3Cl (RRUFF)
Locality
Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, United States
Tagged
vanadate

Older specimen which comes with a Bideaux mineral label. The specimen has hundreds of yellow to orange 0.5 to 1mm Vanadinite crystals lining much larger Quartz crystals. The backside reveals some Galena in the matrix, which contains the lead, essential to the formation of Vanadinite. The Vanadinite has a drusy frost upon each crystals perhaps a Mimetite overgrowth.

Vanadinite

Formula
Pb5(VO4)3Cl 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Globular, Prismatic, Nodular 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
brown, brownish yellow, brown red, colorless, yellow 
Streak
brownish yellow 
Class
Hexagonal - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5-4 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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