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Vanadinite - Sold

Vanadinite is a lead vanadate chloride, and a member of the apatite supergroup (Pasero et al., 2010). German mineralogist and poet Franz von Kobell (1803-1882) dubbed this species Vanadinit in his 1838 Grundzüge der Mineralogie. Now anglicized to vanadinite, the mineral name recognizes its essential vanadium content.

This is a doubly terminated single crystal, somewhat cavernous in development. Choice. Formerly in the Roy Foerster collection.