Minerals (Category B)
Vanadinite is one of the most striking minerals, with its stunning bright-red and orange crystals that are perfectly formed and look almost surreal. This mineral is truly a marvel of nature.
Vanadinite is a member of the Apatite group, a group of isomorphous hexagonal minerals. It is similar in structure and appearance to Pyromorphite and Mimetite, and may be partially replaced by those minerals. The intermediary member between Mimetite and Vanadinite is known as Endlichite.
Vanadinite specimens from some localities may darken and lose transparency upon prolonged exposure to light, so this mineral should ideally be kept away from bright light.