Vanadinite is a mineral that belongs to the apatite group of phosphates, the chemical formula is Pb5(VO4)3Cl. It is one of the main industrial ores of the metal vanadium and a minor source of lead. A dense mineral, it is usually found in the form of red hexagonal crystals. It is an uncommon mineral, formed by the oxidation of lead ore deposits such as galena. Vanadinite is especially found in association with the lead sulfide, galena. Other associated minerals include wulfenite, limonite, and barite
There are over 400 Vanadinite deposits mine around the world. Known vanadinite mines include those at Mibladen and Touisset in Morocco; Tsumeb, Namibia; Cordoba, Argentina; and Sierra County, New Mexico, and Gila County, Arizona, in the United States.
Its hardness is 3–4 on the Mohs scale and its specific gravity can range between 6.6 and 7.2 because of impurities.
We offer several quality Vanadinite mineral specimens, most are from Morocco but we have two from USA Arizona.