Vanadinite derives its name from the vanadium contained within its chemical formula. Well-formed mineral specimens are prized by collectors. It comes in red to brown, orange, and yellow. It rarely appears colorless or white. Fine mineral specimens come from Morocco and Namibia.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Aggregate (AGG), Doubly Refractive (DR)
Dichroic, In transparent material weak variation of body color
White, yellow, red
Countries of Origin
Austria; Russian Federation; Morocco; Unknown; Namibia; United States of America; Italy; Mexico; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Tunisia; Germany
Vanadinite is brittle so extra care must be taken when handling specimens. It is also soluble in hydrochloric acid.