Vanadinite crystals on Matrix-Morocco
Approximate weight: 62g
Locality: ACF Mine, Mibladen Mining District, Midelt Province, Morocco
Vanadinite is a mineral composed of lead vanadate (Pb₅(VO₄)₃Cl). The percentage composition of vanadium in vanadinite can vary, but typically it ranges from around 18% to 19% by weight.
The vanadinite crystals, typically prismatic and ranging in color from reddish-brown to brownish-yellow, are beautifully embedded in a matrix of other minerals. The matrix may consist of quartz, galena, barite, or other secondary lead and vanadium minerals commonly found in the region. The ACF Mine is renowned for its exceptional vanadinite specimens, often exhibiting well-formed, lustrous crystals that stand out against the contrasting matrix. These specimens are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts due to their aesthetic appeal and the loc vanadinite on matrix from the ACF Mine is not only a stunning display of nature’s beauty but also an important geological and scientific treasure.
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