4.8" Ruby Red Vanadinite Crystal Plate - Morocco

 
This is a beautiful specimen of ruby red vanadinite crystals on a bed of pink barite from Mibladen, Morocco. The specimen measures 4.8" at its longest point and comes with an acrylic display stand. Very lustrous crystals.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Vanadinite, Barite
LOCATION
Mibladen, Midelt, Morocco
SIZE
4.8 x 1.5"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#82368