Common Minerals Acquired by Collectors - Vanadinite (Pb5(VO4)3Cl)

 
 

A rather uncommon mineral, Vanandinite forms primarily due to the oxidation of lead ore minerals.


Hardness - 21/2 to 3

Chemical Class - Phosphates, Arsenates, and Vanadates.

Vanadinite is usually found in a range of reddish colors from deep red, bright red to an orange or brown red; but it also can be gray, yellow and even colorless.