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
Countries of Origin
Austria; United States of America (the); Morocco; Unknown; Namibia; Russian Federation (the); Italy; Mexico; Tunisia; Germany; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
Vanadinite is brittle so extra care must be taken when handling specimens. It is also soluble in hydrochloric acid.