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Vanadinite

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Vanadinite

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Description
Locality: 
Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.7 × 2.7 × 2.4 cm
Description

Highly unusual prismatic vanadinite crystals richly covering a matrix of barite. The habit is quite rare for Moroccoan vanadinite and the crystals show a heavy striation and there-toned coloration, a orange termination, hot red body and a brown stripe. There are even what it can be considered as scepters.Very clean of damage, this is a very nice eye-catcher display one!

 

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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