Vanadinite



~40 grams of Vanadinite crystals – Pb5(VO4)3Cl, from Morocco. It has a very peculiar cappucino/chocolate coloring, and is ever so slightly translucent, with a very light metallic luster.

This mineral is one of the primary sources of the metal Vanadium, and a secondary source of Lead. Vanadinite is approximately 73% lead, 10% vanadium, 13.5% oxygen, and 2.5% chlorine.

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