A specimen of bright vanadinite crystals in red from Morocco. Good coloured crystals.
Vanadinite is a rare mineral, which was discovered in 1830 in Zimapán (Mexico), it was the Spanish mineralogist Andrés Manuel del Rio, who called it brown lead. In 1830 Nils Gabriel Sefström changed its name to Vanadinite. It is a very heavy mineral, brittle, without cleavage and irregular fracture, transparent to translucent. Variable colour, between red, orange, brown. The brightness varies according to type of crystals, between resinous and adamantine. Some crystals may lose brightness and transparency if they are exposed for some time to light.
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- Hauptmineral/ Name Meteorit
- VANADINITA ROTE FARBE auf BARITA.
- Kristallform/ Art Meteorit
- Kristalle auf Muttergestein
- 5×5×3 cm
- 161.6 g
- Herkunft (Region/ Stadt)
- Herkunft (Land)