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DescriptionVanadinite, Pb5(VO4)3Cl (lead chlorovanadate) is a source of vanadium and a minor ore of lead (consisting of lead vanadate with a small proportion of lead chloride). It is found occurring in yellowish, and ruby-red hexagonal crystals in the oxidized portion of lead veins associated with other lead minerals. Vanadium is used as a steel-hardening metal.
LocationUSA ▹ New Mexico
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2001-11-26.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection.
Key wordsVanadinite, New Mexico
Tech details1.0 MB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1847