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Vanadinite

#15172

Vanadinite

#15172
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 5 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Pb5(VO4)3Cl (RRUFF)
Locality
El Kwal, Mibladen, Khenifra Prov., Morocco

The lead mineralization of the Mibladen district is classic Mississippi Valley Type geology. Vanadinite is hosted within lower Jurassic in the form of stratabound veins in marls and dolomites. A good article was just published in the May/June 2013 issue of the Mineralogical Record written by Tomasz Praszkier of Spirifer Minerals. The Spirifer guys take regular trips to these mines.

This specimen is a high luster, deep red, gorgeous group of hexagonal crystals to 1.5cm. No damage. Excellent specimen.

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.

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