Vanadinite,  Morocco.

Vanadinite, Morocco.

Vanadinite belongs to the apatite group 0f phosphates, and has the formula of Pb5(VO4)3Cl. It is formed by the oxidation of lead ore deposits, and by weight its content is almost 75% lead. The specimen is from Morocco,  and is composed of the typical flattened hexagonal red crystals.