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Vanadinite

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Vanadinite

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Description
Locality: 
San Antonio Mine, East Camp, Santa Eulalia, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 3 × 1.8 cm
Description

Very aerial aggregates of vanadinite crystals, some of them partially doubly terminated, showing an unusual crystalline shape for Vanadinite. A prism terminating in an acute dipyramid. The faces and edges are very well defined. The crystals are a creamy color and are very reflective which is not obvious from the images.

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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