Beautiful Red Vanadinite Crystals in Barite Mibladen Mining District, Morocco Vanadinite Crystals on Barite - 151 g

Description
Beautiful Red Vanadinite Crystals in Barite Mibladen Mining District, Morocco Vanadinite Crystals on Barite - 151 g
ACF Mine, Mibladen, Midelt, Morocco, Morocco

Location: Midelt, Morocco
Formation: Mine ACF, Mibladen
Size: 67.6 mm • 2.66 inch

Description:
Vanadinite is a mineral belonging to the phosphate apatite group, with the chemical formula Pb5 (VO4) 3Cl. It is one of the main industrial ores of vanadium metal and a small source of lead. A dense and breakable mineral that is usually found in the form of red hexagonal crystals. It is an unusual mineral, formed by the oxidation of lead ore deposits, such as galena. First discovered in 1801 in Mexico, Vanadinite deposits have already been discovered in South America, Europe, Africa and North America.

Barite is a mineral consisting of barium sulphate (BaSO4). Barite is usually white or colourless and it is the main source of barium. The barite group consists of barite, celestine (strontium sulphate), anglesite (lead sulphate) and anhydride (calcium sulphate). Barite and celestine form a solid solution (Ba, Sr) SO4

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Lot details
Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
Beautiful Red Vanadinite Crystals in Barite Mibladen Mining District, Morocco
Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
Vanadinite Crystals on Barite
Weight
151 g
Origin (Region/ City)
ACF Mine, Mibladen, Midelt, Morocco
Origin (Country)
Morocco
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