Vanadinite is usually bright-red or orange-red in color, but it can sometimes be brown, red-brown, grey, yellow, or even colorless. Its distinctive color makes it super popular among mineral collectors. Its streak can be either pale yellow or brownish-yellow. It can be transparent, translucent or opaque. Vanadinite is an uncommon mineral, only occurring as the result of chemical alterations to a pre-existing material, like in this case, to barite.
Barite is a mineral consisting of barium sulfate. The barite group has baryte, celestine, anglesite and anhydrite. Barite is mostly white or colorless, and is the main source of barium.
This piece was found in Morocco. I love the variation in the size of crystals on this guy. The big crystals clearly show the hexagonal crystal structure while the smaller pieces shimmer brightly.
Vanadinite is an excellent crystal for writers who want to get a lot done. It will stimulate you mentally and will help you to improve your energy levels to achieve your goals. This is a great stone to help you to get things done, and is especially helpful when you have a big work load ahead.
Weight: 23 grams