Vanadinite Thumbnail Specimen from Mibladen, Morocco
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This is a thumbnail-sized specimen of Vanadinite from Mibladen mining district, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco. It is a cluster of inter-grown vanadinite crystals with distinct faces and a deep red-orange color. This specimen grows in a very aesthetic arc that can be displayed from any angle. Vanadinite is a phosphate-based crystal related to apatite that grows in the oxidation area around lead deposits. It is one of the main industrial ores of the element Vanadium, which is an important metal.
This specimen is approximately 1.75cm x 1.7cm x 1.5cm. You will also receive a complimentary 'perky' display box and a label card featuring the mineral name and the locale where it was mined.