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Vanadinite

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Vanadinite

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Description
Locality: 
Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.3 × 3.5 × 2.1 cm
Description

A very uncommon specimen from small discoveries at Taouz, the habit in the color remind more to pyromorphite than to vanadinite and maybe it should be analysed. The frontside shows highly lustrous crystals which formed a very tri-dimensional assemble, the backside is well edveloped, too but some crystals are more dull. Only a small area at the bottom was extracted from the rock.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Vanadinite

Formula: 
Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Zimapán, Mun. de Zimapán, Hidalgo, Mexico
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