Vanadinite

Vanadinite

Vanadinite is a member of the apatite group and is a vanadate mineral with a chemical formula

Pb
5
(VO
4
)
3
Cl

Vanadinite has an hexagonal crystal structure

 

 

 

Physical Properties of Vanadinite

Lustre: Sub-Adamantine, Resinous
Diaphaneity (Transparency): Transparent, Translucent, Opaque
Colour: Orange-red, red-brown, brown, bright red, yellow, whitish; pale straw-yellow; colourless or weakly tinted in transmitted light.
Comment: May exhibit zoned colouration due to varying composition.
Streak: White to pale yellow and light brownish yellow
Hardness (Mohs): 2½ - 3
Tenacity: Brittle
Cleavage: None Observed
Fracture: Irregular/Uneven, Conchoidal
Density (measured): 6.88 g/cm3
Density (calculated): 6.95 g/cm3
Comment: Density decreases with the substitution of Ca for Pb; reported values range between ~6.5 to 7.1.

* Physical properties of Vanadinite was provided by mindat.org *

Energetic Properties of Vanadinite

Key Words: Accomplishment of work, stamina, grounding, creativity, discipline, link to Earth energies
Chakras: Root (1st chakra), Sexual/Creative (2nd chakra), Solar Plexus (3rd chakra)
Physical: Provides spiritual protection from radiation, stimulates proper hormone production
Emotional: Encourages the adventurous spirit, playfulness
Spiritual: Increases determination, discipline; expands intuitive awareness

*Energetic Properties of Vanadinite was provided by Book of Stones *

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