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Vanadinite mineral specimens with a striking rich red to orange colouration formed as crystal masses on a limestone bed. The crystals vary in size and were collected in Mibladen, Morocco. It forms during the oxidation of lead ores in arid environments such as deserts. Samples are available in various sizes and supplied in a card tray with a data label.
Vanadinite is a vibrant orange coloured mineral which has an hexagonal crystal habit. These specimens which come from Mibladen, Morocco exhibit numerous vanadinite crystals of various sizes as beds on a limestone matrix. It is a rare mineral which forms during the oxidation of lead ore deposits such as galena, usually in arid environments. Initially discovered in 1801 in Mexico, vanadinite deposits have since been unearthed in South America, Europe, Africa, and North America. As the name may suggest, it is the major source of ore for the metal, vanadium, although it is also a minor source of lead as well. These particular specimens are available in various sizes and come supplied in a card tray with a label.