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 & anhydrite. Barite is mostly white or colorless, & is the main source of barium.
This piece of vanadanite on barite has such a deep red/orange color! The vanadanite crystals are so dazzling and sparkle in the light. The blades of the barite really serve as a great host rock for the vanadanite. Kinda looks like a piece of bacon!
Vanadinite is an excellent crystal for writers who want to get a lot done. It will stimulate you mentally & will help you to improve your energy levels to achieve your goals. This is a great stone to help you to get things done, & is especially helpful when you have a big work load ahead.
Weight: 94 grams